prostratigraphy

prostratigraphy

[‚prä·strə′tig·rə·fē]
(geology)
Preliminary stratigraphy, including lithologic and paleontologic studies, without consideration of the time factor. Also known as propaedeutic stratigraphy; protostratigraphy.
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