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Dans cette optique, il existe trois sortes de stratigraphies: Throughout the history of geology, stratigraphical units have been identified and named according to the observation that macrofossils evolved over time from one deposit to the next. The sections selected as typical for a stage are principes de stratigraphie stratotypes.

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Thus, for deposits where fossils are common, the fundamental stratigraphical unit is the Stage which principes de stratigraphie commonly corresponds to a particular fauna found in a given three-dimensional-formation.

These Stages are grouped in higher ranking units according to the significance of the cuts in terms of changes in the biosphere.

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These changes are reported in figure 1 according to modern information gathered by Lethiers It is clear that the pioneer stratigraphers recognised most of principes de stratigraphie main cuts in the biological evolution and used them as major unit boundaries Era or System.

So, from the practical point of view, historical Stages are defined as strata characterised by a particular fauna.

This practice has led to some difficulties as far as the location of the boundaries is concerned. In a few other cases, the successive Stages defined in different basins include contemporaneous deposits with different faunas due principes de stratigraphie endemism or environmental differences case 1, fig.

In order to solve these problems, it was first accepted that boundaries would be defined at the base of the historical stratotypes; in this situation, all deposits, known or unknown, and older than those located at the base of the stratotype pertain to the previous Stage.

The remaining problem is that principes de stratigraphie immediately older than the boundary were not necessarily documented in the stratotypes. According to this new convention, Stage boundaries instead of Stage bodies become the key for defining Stages.

The GSSP defines a Stage by a point selected in a section where deposition is continuous and the Stage located above principes de stratigraphie point is defined by this point Remane et al.

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According to this approach, the boundary becomes perfectly defined with deposits able principes de stratigraphie characterise the geological history above and below. French speaking stratigraphers have discussed this kind of definition see Odin et al.


A complete definition needs three conventions: This new approach using GSSP is interesting in that the distinct concepts of time on the one hand and strata deposited during and documenting this time on the principes de stratigraphie hand are fully coincident.

This coincidence suggests that a single terminology is sufficient for designating time and rock units Zalasiewicz et al.

Within it, the International Commission of Stratigraphy is the appropriate body in charge for these conventions regarding stratigraphical units. This Commission is organised in sub commissions which create Working Groups each in charge for a particular convention fig.

Within this organisation, a comparatively small number of people is usually able to significantly principes de stratigraphie the work and decision of a large number of experts. The conventions discussed above are mainly valid and of easy application for the fossil-bearing deposits, those which are the subject of interest of a majority of stratigraphers.

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However, the stratigraphical tools the techniques of investigation documented in the deposits applicable in the rocks are not the same in the deposits of different geological age fig. From that point of view, there are three distinct stratigraphies Odin, In this situation, the best use of the information suggests principes de stratigraphie each particular tool may be accepted for subdivision of the geological history.

The use of a single series of integrated boundaries would not be easily applicable because all tools do not necessarily locate cuts at the same place while each kind of cut is an interesting piece of information.


The correlation between the diversified columns may be achieved with more or less precise connection, using the known age in years of the key events. As a result, the Quaternary interval of time does not need unique conventions but is better based on evolving knowledge.

According to us, conventions which are constraining and principes de stratigraphie concepts should thus be replaced by knowledge which gives a wider freedom for adapting to evolving information. The Quaternary is not similar to the principes de stratigraphie stratigraphical units.


It is short but its hierarchical ranking must first depend on the significance one wants to give to it. Taking into account the major role of the biosphere in the previous subdivision of the geological history, the ranking of the Quaternary unit should reflect the considerable change in the process of evolution of life brought when the genus Homo appears.

From principes de stratigraphie point of view, the history of the biosphere may be subdivided as shown in figure 9.