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correlation charts

of Palaeo-teaching
in Freiberg 

Palaeontology in Freiberg - that is not only an extraordinarily interesting and exciting topic for students, scientists, and interested teachers, scholars and other people (look also the chapters "education" and "scientific work"), but it differs in its character from many other universities in Germany. Firstly, we do understand palaeontology as an applied science, which is very useful in the professional daily work of geologists of different specialization. Biologically or ecologically, hydrologically or stratigraphically, with a mining or a technical orientation - palaeontology contributes to the insight and to the synthesis of geological data and processes. Palaeontology is one of the urgently required tools for the successfully working and outlooking geologist - thats the special kind of Palaeontology in Freiberg. 


field work on the
Sinai Peninsula (Egypt) 

field work at the
Dead Sea(Jordan) 

field work in the
Rocky Mountains (Canada) 

At Freiberg University students are educated interdisciplinarily and early involved in the scientific work.The inner coherence of palaeontology to other fields as sedimentology, regional geology, palaeogeography, climatology, or biology, and geochemistry are characteristically as well for our lessons as for our scientific work. In this concern we appreciate a big knowledge and the ability of autonomous working of our students as well in Germany and in central Europe as in the different regions of the world - maybe in the hot Morocco, in the arid Jordan desert, in the beautiful southern France, or on the island of Sardinia.

During the theoretical education and numerous practical trainings and excursions (realized partly immediately in the backyard, partly around the half of the world) a lot of capabilities and knowledge are imparted, allowing the students to work in all these regions for firms, establishments, institutions, or for the own diploma or Phd studies independently.


"living fossil"
modern Crossopterygian
(Pazific Ocean) 

early life ... 

"living fossil"
modern Limulus
(North America) 

Palaeontology is the science of the past life - but itself is strongly alive! 



You can reach us directly via the members of the palaeontology working group (look there) or under: 


Mrs. Maritta Beyer
Office:TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Geologisches Institut
Bernhard-von-Cotta-Straße 2 (Humboldt-Bau)
09596 Freiberg
phone:+49 (0)3731 / 39-3296
Fax:+49 (0)3731 / 39-3599
E-Mail:mbeyeratgeo [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de (E-Mail senden )

Palaeontology Working Group

On the site of the Freiberg palaeontology working group you can get to know us. Further, you find information on how to contact any of us and on details of each member of the group: Via links to the personal member websites you can get more information on very special topics, e.g. special working areas and recent scientific projects of each member, recent Phd and diploma work projects within the group, publication lists, research results, image galleries and so on. 

Palaeontology in Freiberg - the education

Click this botton and you can read about the contents of our palaeontological lessons and seminars, of our practical trainings and excursions, on how we do organize our education program, and what we consider as most important in this matter. Further, on this site reports of excursions and trainings carried out in Germany and abroad regions as well as data on future activities are published.
On this site recent students can inform on palaeontological tests and examinations (e.g. size, character, topics, levels and so on), on excursions (contents, loghistic things), and on material related to the palaeontological education (scripts and graphics used in lessons and seminars; printable and as downloads). 

Palaeontology in Freiberg - the scientific work

The scientific work site shows you the scientific spectrum of our work and interests. You can get a summerizing overview as well on past as on recent: research topics and projects done by the Freiberg palaeontology working group. Via links you are leaded to more detailed and special presentations (e.g. contents, results, and details of the projects). On these things you have also access via the member names of the Palaeontology Working Group site.