Lecture 7 Notes: Justice in America
This weeks class involved a visit to the former Charles Street Jail in Boston.
Over the past several years the building and its site have undergone an
unusual transformation. The project has combined partial demolition,
Coarse, clastic sediments with large scale cross stratification,
channel structures, coal and in some cases red beds. generally
nonmarine deposits accompanying the uplift of a mountain belt.
The largest tributary, by volume, of the M
Describe relationship between Acadian and Caledonian orogenies.
Caledonian is mirror image of Acadian and the Eastern side of the
Describe some of the characteristics of the Archean gneiss terrain
Gneiss - metamosphosed quartzites, m
mountain building event - late Devonian in west North america
Fault bounded trough (graben) extending into a craton margin and
filled with thick strata. supercontinent breaks apart. left over from
triple rift junction.
Volcanic Hazards in the Pacific Northwest
Mt. Rainier poses greatest risk to population. Severely dangerous lahars
possible. Nuees ardentes, dense flowing hot gas and tephra.
tholeiitic volcanism (Hawaiian)
Very fluid and mantle derived flow compositio
How do flysch form? underwater along continental shelf during structural
How do molasse form? marine deposits in front of mountain chains
The oldest land plants are of what age? Mid to late Ordovician. 450 mya
What are the sourc
Why was Jurassic batholith formation so close to the western edge of the
North American plate?
Andean subduction. So steep it melted close to the margin.
Why was sea level so high during Cretaceous?
There was no ice.
Discuss the evidence for a bolid
Living non-vascular plants (amphibious)
Most abundant and large in Devonian and Pennsylvanian periods.
scaly bark with leaf scars.
dominant trees of Pennsylvanian - spore producing - jointed stems
Select all 8
Describe the deformation and igneous activity associated with the
Yellowstone hot spot trace (in advance of the plume, at the hot spot and
after its passage).
Before: Extension and basin formation occurs as a result of thermal
doming. During: Partial fill
Of what significance & general age are Precambrian red beds &
banded iron formations?
Banded iron formations formed around 1.8 to 3 Billion years ago.
This is called the first rust event. Red beds formed around 1.8 to 2
Billion years ago. This is the 2nd
Lecture 1 Notes: Workplace Equality
Introduction and Announcements: This weeks assignment included a lot of reading
and a lot of raw data to consider. The reading load will not be as great in future
weeks. The purpose of this front-loading of material is
Lecture 8 Notes: Historic Places
The class briefly discussed ideas of cultural landscapes, focusing on the example
from the readings of casitas as an example of Puerto Rican vernacular architecture,
social space, and cultural symbol in New York. Other exa
Lecture 10 Notes: Accelerated Urbanization
Students added that architecture (rather than association with historic events)
occupies the attention of many preservationists interested in modern resources or
the recent past. Also, the power of the owner to m
Lecture 9 Notes: Preservation Tactics
The final lecture and discussion class of the semester covered three preservation
challenges: modern architecture, the mega-city, and the post-disaster context. Students
were reminded that they should be prepared to p
Lecture 2 Notes: New Landscapes
Introduction and Announcements: This class session we will review the traditional
tale of preservation history in the U.S., then we will try to complicate it, to
understand where it fails. Bluestone and Wilson, as well as o
Lecture 5 Notes: Detailed Conscription
The class began with a brief discussion of the trip to the Emily Dickinson Museum in
Amherst, Massachusetts the previous week. Several students commented on the
interpretive approach by the Museum. In particular, the
Lecture 4 Notes: Temporary Commission
This weeks class met in Amherst, Massachusetts. The days events included a tour of
the Emily Dickinson Museum, a discussion with the Museum Director and the head of
the Historical Commission, lunch, a walk through tow
Lecture 3 Notes: Preservation Policies
Introduction and Announcements: Each student should prepare a prospectus by
next weeks class, which will meet in Amherst, Mass. The days events will include a
tour of the Emily Dickinson Museum, a talk with the Museu
Lecture 6 Notes: Foreign Government Policy
The class began with a Professors Comment and student discussion of the previous
weeks presentation. The expansion of the New York University Law School in
Greenwich Village and the controversy surrounding the so
North American Craton
marine rift basin
Occurs on continental margin where rifting causes flooding by marine
Non marine rift deposits/basins
Sequences in mountain belts that consist of peridotite, overlain