Stratigraphy - Counting Geological Time

Geology is a scientific discipline of historical importance – not least due to the enormous time scales involved.

Stratigraphy, the study of chronological sequences of rocks and their spatial relationships, represents a cornerstone of geological research.

Not only the knowledge of absolute age but also the relative position of layers and clear definitions of distinct units, are essential. The “Stratigraphic Chart of Austria” forms the basis on a national level.