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dc.contributor.authorHuckleberry, G.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-29T02:17:11Z
dc.date.available2018-09-29T02:17:11Z
dc.date.issued1997
dc.identifier.citationHuckleberry, G., 1997, Rates of Holocene Soil Formation in South-Central Arizona. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-97-07. Arizona Geological Survey Open File Report, OFR-97-07, 27 p.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/629947
dc.descriptionEstablishment of chronology is essential to historical sciences like geology and archaeology. In geology, it is the starting point for understanding biological and landscape evolution. In archaeology, it is the framework for attaining the more important goal of understanding cultural change through time. One of the tools geologists and archaeologists use to assess chronology is stratigraphy. Both specialists employ the principle of superposition to define a relative chronology based on vertical stratigraphic relationships, i.e., in undisturbed strata, younger deposits overlie older deposits. Determining the relative ages of landforms is more problematic, because seldom is it possible to trace strata between non-contemporaneous surfaces. Consequently, geologists and archaeologists have turned to soils to help assess relative ages of landforms and associated cultural deposits (Birkeland, 1984; Holliday, 1990) In most situations, soils provide relative chronologies for landforms and cultural deposits. If, however, soils of different age are independently dated over a given area, then calibrated ages (Colman et aI., 1987) can be derived for landforms and cultural deposits based on soil development.
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesOFR-97-07
dc.relation.urlhttp://repository.azgs.az.gov/uri_gin/azgs/dlio/962
dc.rightsArizona Geological Survey. All rights reserved.
dc.subjectArizona Geological Survey Open File Reports
dc.subjectSouth-Central Arizona
dc.subjectchronosequence
dc.subjectsuperposition
dc.subjectstratigraphy
dc.subjectGeology
dc.subjectHolocene Soil Formation
dc.subjectQuaternary
dc.subjectHolocene
dc.subjectGila River watershed
dc.titleRates of Holocene Soil Formation in South-Central Arizona
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csdgm.bounding.north34.219
csdgm.bounding.south31.4876
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