Buried Soil

buried soil

[′ber·ēd ′sȯil]
(geology)

Buried Soil

 

(also paleosol), a soil that occurs in loesses, in loess-type rocks, and in alluvial, diluvial, and other beds. Buried soils show interruptions in the process of accumulation and provide data for reconstruction of the geographic conditions at the time of these interruptions. Many types of buried soils have been studied. In the USSR the buried soils in the loesses of the southern European part of the country have been studied in greatest detail.

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It is increasingly clear that many of the residues of later prehistoric occupation only now occur within ploughsoil and sealed buried soil deposits.
A buried soil, relict soil, or exhumed soil may have been subjected to hundreds, thousands, or millions of years of exposure and to a variety of pedologic changes, including a number of different climatic conditions.
Louis Werner explains how Cisternas and everal colleagues studied samples plucked from buried soil and sand in areas hardest hit by Chilean tremors.
There have been no known attempts to directly date either t he loess or the buried soil.
Plans call for buried soil cement to stabilize the banks of the river to meet flood control criteria.
Optically stimulated luminescence dating, a technique for estimating the last exposure of buried soil to sunlight, confirms the site's radiocarbon dates, holds James K.
A further reason to consider the terraces the result of ancient agricultural practices is the presence of buried soil with an abundance of pottery, which is thought to indicate soil improvement through organic manuring (Gaffney & Tingle 1989; Wilkinson 1989).
Beneath the upper buried soil (unit e) roots are present, and the sand is mottled with iron staining indicative of a Bw horizon.
A buried soil was found at the toes of the most inland of the back dunes but it was not possible to collect sufficient material for radiocarbon analysis.
The two mounds of sub-period 2 (SHII, no 6 and the Isolated Mound N2) are confined to the first half of the third millennium BC, and the one mound of sub-period 3 (SHII, no 7) is dated by carbon in the buried soil to the later third millennium BC.
age from a buried soil overlain by pebbly sand may be interpreted as a transgression of Lake Algonquin.
The basal buried soil in these dunes is developed on lake plain sediments and buried by eolian sand.