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Palaeoenvironments

  1. Martin Aberhan

Published Online: 22 JAN 2002

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001629

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How to Cite

Aberhan, M. 2002. Palaeoenvironments. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Museum of Natural History, Institute for Palaeontology, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JAN 2002

Abstract

Palaeoenvironments are depositional environments of the geological past. Palaeoenvironmental reconstructions are based on the combined evidence from physical sedimentology and the fossil content.

Keywords:

  • palaeoenvironments;
  • sedimentology;
  • facies analysis;
  • palaeoecology;
  • communities