Nervertheless early geologists and topographers had a fundamental agreement about the location and names of the subranges.
In this way they were able to explain the observations of early geologists within the framework of a short Earth history.
This caused big problems for early geologists who struggled to explain why they were finding fossils of sea creatures high up in mountains such as the Himalayas!
The first explanation, advanced by Powell and other early geologists, holds that the river has a simple history.
The early geologists generally accepted the balance-sheet theory of soil fertility and applied it within the framework of their own discipline.
Hence early geologists tended to be informal observers and collectors, whether they were male or female.
The observation that certain fossils were associated with certain rock strata led early geologists to recognize a geological timescale in the 19th century.
In addition to his positions at Amherst, Hitchcock was a well-known early geologist.
As many early geologists were clergymen, they naturally sought to link the geological history of the world with that set out in the Bible.
John Beaumont (c. 1650-1731) was an English physician and early geologist.