University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

PALAEO 3000 - Field Palaeontology III

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Term 4
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 63 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: Either PALAEO 3005 ENV BIOL 2501 or GEOLOGY 2500
Assessment: Field & lab book; quizzes, oral presentation
Syllabus:

This theoretical and practical course provides a basis for an in-depth understanding of the techniques and steps involved in the search, survey, excavation, preparation, curation and management of invertebrate and vertebrate fossils and sites. South Australia is fortunate in having a fossil record covering four of the most significant periods the evolution of life in our continent: the Ediacaran sites of the Flinders Ranges, the Cambrian sites of Kangaroo Island, the Cretaceous opalised marine faunas of Coober Pedy and the Quaternary vertebrate remains (including megafauna) of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Naracoorte Caves Fossils. Students will have to cover part of the expenses and will spend 5 nights in the first week and 5 nights in the second week away from Adelaide. This is a two-week course taught in intensive mode in Term 4 (after the End-of-year Exams), and takes place in Kingscote (Kangaroo Island) and Naracoorte Caves National Park. It will consist of a combination of fieldwork, lectures, practicals (lab work) and small-group oral presentations. The lectures will touch upon animal classification and systematics, fossil record of principal animal groups, taphonomy, palaeoenvironments, fossil & heritage legislation and palaeo-tourism, specifically focused on the Ediacaran, Cambrian and Quaternary. This course integrates concepts of evolution, zoology, systematics, sedimentology, stratigraphy, and builds upon prior student learning, thus developing an in-depth understanding of the drivers of extinction and evolution.

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0.125
          
  


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Term 4 Tue 18/10/2022 Tue 18/10/2022 Tue 22/11/2022 Wed 14/12/2022


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Fieldwork
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
46014 FL01 27 16 20 Nov - 27 Nov Sunday 8am - 5pm External, External, Off Campus
21 Nov - 28 Nov Monday 8am - 5pm External, External, Off Campus
22 Nov - 1 Dec Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 8am - 2pm External, External, Off Campus
25 Nov - 2 Dec Friday 8am - 2pm External, External, Off Campus
Note: This course is not available for remote study - not available to students located overseas or interstate. Due to Covid-19 Government imposed social distancing measures this course will take place over 2 weeks at the Naracoorte Caves from Sunday 20 November to Saturday 3 December 2022. (Saturday 26 Nov will be a free day but students are required to remain on the field camp). If this course shows as FULL and you want to enroll, please contact the Course Coordinator ASAP, at diego.garcia-bellido@adelaide.edu.au The pre-requisite requirements are: a pass in either PALAEO 3005 Geochronology, Fossils and Palaeoenvironments III, ENV BIOL 2501 Evolutionary Biology II or GEOLOGY 2500 Sedimentary Geology II
Related Class: Seminar
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
46017 SE01 27 16 3 Dec - 3 Dec Saturday 10am - 1pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.
Related Class: Workshop
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
46018 WR01 27 16 10 Nov - 10 Nov Thursday 9am - 12pm The Braggs, 440, Laboratory
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.
Automatic Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
46015 LE01 27 16 22 Nov - 1 Dec Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 3pm - 4pm External, External, Off Campus
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students. This course is not available for remote study - not available to students located overseas or interstate.
Automatic Enrolment Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
46016 PR01 27 16 22 Nov - 1 Dec Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 4pm - 6pm External, External, Off Campus
Note: This class is only available for face-to-face (on-campus) students.