Swiss stratigrapher and archaeologist. Appointed professor of geology and mineralogy, Lausanne, in 1851. At one time, conservator of the Bern Archaeological Museum. Wrote on the Tertiary and Quaternary geology of Austria, Switzerland, and Denmark. Originator of the term "Quaternary".
Sources: ADB Sarjeant, W. A. S. 1980
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