Dinosaurs and the History of Life
Earth and Environmental Sciences V1001y / V1401y
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Lecture
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 Day 
  Date 
  Lecture or Event Title 
1
Wed
9/06/06
Why do Dinosaurs Matter?
Readings
2
Mon
9/11/06
Unraveling Geological Time
Readings
3
Wed
9/13/06
The Discovery of Dinosaurs
Readings
4
Mon
9/18/06
The Process of Evolution
Readings
5
Wed
9/20/06
About Your
Term Paper
6
Mon
9/25/06
Inferring the Relationships of Organisms - Cladistics
Readings | Homework
7
Wed
9/27/06
The First 3.7 Billion Years
Readings
8
Mon
10/02/06
Earth's Cycles
Readings
9
Wed
10/04/06
The end of the Permian and the Major Groups of Tetrapods
Readings
10
Mon
10/09/06
The Triassic World and the Origin of Dinosaurs
Readings 
11
Wed
10/11/06
Great Triassic Assemblages Pt 1 - The Chinle and Newark
Readings
12
Mon
10/16/06
Great Triassic Assemblages Pt 2 - The Keuper and Fleming Fjord
Readings | New Homework
 13 
Wed
10/18/06
Mass Extinction at the Beginning of the Age of Dinosaurs
14
Mon
10/23/06
The Lias, Newark, Glen Canyon, and Stormberg Assemblages
Readings | Homework Due
15
Wed
10/25/06
Term Paper Meeting
 
16
Mon
10/30/06
The Real Jurassic Park - Morisson and Tendaguru I
Readings
17 Wed 11/01/06 The Real Jurassic Park - Morisson and Tendaguru II
18
Wed
11/08/06
Solnhofen - Birds ARE Dinosaurs!
Draft of Term Papers Due (Mon., 11/08/06)
19
Mon
11/13/06
The Early Cretaceous I - Europe, the Cloverly Formation, Montana
Readings
20
Wed
11/15/06
The Early Cretaceous II - Mongolia and North China
Readings
21
Mon
11/20/06
The Late Cretaceous I - Mongolia
Readings
Go to the Master Cladograms
22
Wed
11/22/06
The Late Cretaceous II - South America, Two Medicine and Judith River, Eastern US , and Hell Creek
Readings
23
Mon
11/27/06
The Late Cretaceous III - Eastern US and South America
Readings
Go to the Master Cladograms
24
Wed
11/29/06
Hot Blooded Dinosaurs?
Readings
25
Mon
12/04/06
The Impact Theory of Mass Extinction
Readings
26
Wed
12/06/06
Cenozoic, the Evolution of Humans, and our Present Condition
Practice Final Posted
27
Mon
12/11/06
Review for Final
Final Version of Papers Due
 

12/18/06
Final Exam: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 517 Hamilton Hall

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