submerged coastal plain

submerged coastal plain

[səb′mərjd ′kōst·əl ′plān]
(geology)
The continental shelf as the seaward extension of a coastal plain on the land. Also known as coast shelf.
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The problem of visibility of coastal sites is especially acute in considering the spread of population through the Americas, as one possible route might have been across the now submerged coastal plain.