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William Smith Uses Fossils to Determine the Order of the Strata in England and Helps Develop the Science of Stratigraphy Overview Stratigraphy, the study of rock strata, emerged at the beginning of th... Read more
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Smith, William (1769-1839) English geologist and cartographer William Smith is often called the founder of English geology, and the founder of stratigraphical geology. His interests in fossils and the... Read more