Diluvium


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Diluvium

 

an obsolete term that was used in geology as a synonym for the Pleistocene epoch. In Soviet geology the term has passed out of use, although many German scientists continue to use it. It was proposed in 1823 by Buckland, who thought that the Quaternary sediments had been caused by the Biblical flood.

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The nature of the "diluvium" persisted as a great puzzle.
Even as geologists continued to debate the nature of the causes that produced the diluvium, Lyell issued volume 1 of Principles of Geology in 1830.
In the Visio Anglie (having a diluvium of its own too, of course), (19) Gower quotes repeatedly, prominently from this episode that Ovid made his paradigmatic point of departure.
The landslide deposit mainly consists of Quaternary sediments, including diluvium layer of Quaternary System ([Q.sup.dl]), glaciofluvial deposit of Holocene Series ([Q.sup.fgl]), and landslide deposit ([Q.sup.del]).
In their famous explorations of the cave of Moustier in the Dordogne, Edouard Lartet and Henry Christy recorded that the same "spearhead type convex on its two faces" frequently observed in the diluvium of Abbeville and Saint-Acheul was found alongside "big spears with a plane or slightly concave face on the one side, the opposite side displaying longitudinal ridges, or being simply rounded, with sharp edges shaped more or less into festoons" (Lartet & Christy 1864:238).
Already in his first report on his prehistoric research at Levallois, in 1866, he clearly claimed to have found "All the intermediaries between the most coarsely knapped stones found in the base of the diluvium until the polished axes that are encountered near the surface of the soil, such that it is possible to follow the progress of industry" (Reboux 1866: 130-131, emphasis added, and see also 1873a, 1874a).
Klimaszewski, M.: 1937, Morfologia i dyluwium doliny Dunajca od Pienin po ujscie (Morphologie und Diluvium des Dunajec-Tales von den Pieninen bis zur Mundung), Prace Instytutu Geograficznego UJ, 18, 1-54.
Saenz-Lopez Perez, "Tres filii Noe diviserunt orbempost diluvium: The World Map in British Library Add.
Basta con mirar los trabajos de Hettner (1892) y de Grosse (1926), excelentes exponentes de la ciencia alemana de fines del siglo XIX y de principios del XX para ver que los depositos aluviales aun reciben alli el nombre de "diluvium".
The main geological conditions of tunnel section are filled soil, mucky soil, fine sand layer, diluvium and alluvium layer, and intense weathering mud rock.
The shallow diluvium landslides occur in steep slopes, nearly always in direct connection with lateral erosion of the streams, being thus closely related to the bank scouring.
VAN DUZER, Chet, y SAENZ-LOPEZ PEREZ, Sandra, "Tres filii Noe diviserunt orbem post diluvium: The World Map in British Library Add.