Steno, Nicolaus (1638–1686)
Also called Niels Stenson, Dutch geologist, anatomist, and bishop. In 1669 he published the results of his geological studies; he recognized that many sedimentary; that fossils are the remains of once living creatures and that they can be used for dating purposes, and established many of the tenets of modern crystallography (see crystal).
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