Strata are two or more stratums, which are layers or levels.
An example of strata is layers of soil and rock.
- Marsh, who, after 1870, discovered a great number of bird remains in the Cretaceous strata of North America.
- The successive " Minoan " strata, which go well back into the fourth millennium B.C., reach down to a depth of about 17 ft.
- Its congeners even then lived in England, as is proved by the fact that their relics have been found in the Stonesfield oolitic rocks, the deposition of which is separated from that which gave rise to the Paris Tertiary strata by an abyss of past time which we cannot venture to express even in thousands of years.
- The mountains are composed in great part of Paleozoic strata, often modified by vulcanism and greatly denuded and sculptured by wind and water erosion.
- It is, indeed, as if the high land of central Asia had been pushed southward against and over the unyielding mass formed by the old rocks of the Indian peninsula, and in the process the edges of the over-riding strata had been crumpled and folded.