- Historic Period: 300 BCE – Ancient Greeks & Romans
We all know about Geology by now. It is the study of rocks and minerals. Yet it also has to do with the Earth’s physical structure and substance, as well as its history and the processes that act on it. The Ancient Greeks and Romans developed early forms of geology that mostly focused on rocks and minerals. This dates back all the way to 300 BCE. The cool part is that the scientific techniques used by ancient people in this field are mostly the same. Obviously, the additional material added to geology and newer technology made things easier and more efficient. At the end of the day though, things are mostly the same as they were then. Rocks and minerals are studied closely.