Earth surficial processes

  • Sedimentary Geology & Paleontology

    Sediments, sedimentary rocks, and their fossil contents provide a record of how the Earth’s surficial processes have evolved over the past ~4 billion years.

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  • Climate Science, Hydrology, and Human-Geosphere Interactions

    Faculty and students at UNLV Investigate these near-surface processes, involving the solid Earth, the hydrosphere, climate, and the biosphere, including anthropogenic interactions, by integrating data obtained from field, laboratory, and numerical studies.

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  • Geoarcheology

    Geoarchaeology applies the concepts and methods of the geosciences to archaeological problems.  At UNLV, a state-of-the art cryptotephra lab supports archaeological research as part of an international effort to understand the evolution of early modern humans in southern Africa and Europe.

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