beach gravel

beach gravel

[bēch ‚grav·əl]
(geology)
Gravels in which most of the particles cluster about one size.
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A small (<1 ha), discrete area of coastal sandy soil modified by beach gravel additions probably dates to or beyond the seventeenth century AD at Tata Beach (Barber 1999a: 138, 143-4).
As referenced earlier, late-sequence Maori agriculture is also identified in a relatively warm coastal location at Tata Beach in eastern Golden Bay, where it appears that beach gravel was added to the garden soil (Barber 1999a: 138, 143-4).
They are lightly altered by periglacial and weathering processes in the form of ice-wedge polygons and weathering crusts on beach gravel.
When Joe reached the stream, the bear was about 60 yards away from him, eclipsed by a steep bank of beach gravel.
Half fill with builder's sand, topped with at least 4in of pea beach gravel.
25 m elevation; much of skeleton present 94-DCA-72 Skull (periotic dated) 90% S-3566 buried in beach gravel at 12m elevation; vertebrae and ribs in vicinity 94-DCA-75 Periotic collected from skull 1.