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Sequence stratigraphy

Sequence stratigraphy is a relatively new branch of geology that attempts to link prehistoric sea-level changes to sedimentary deposits.

The 'sequence' part of the name refers to cyclic sedimentary deposits.

The term 'stratigraphy' refers to the geologic knowledge about the processes by which sedimentary deposits form and how those deposits change through time and space on the Earth's surface.

Sea level changes over geologic time.

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