fossil dune

fossil dune

[¦fäs·əl ′dün]
(geology)
An ancient desert dune.
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This paper deals with a preliminary study of what appears to be a relict herpetological habitat in the low fossil dune and dune soils area near Saginaw Bay, Michigan, and some observations that have grown out of this study.
The general Saginaw Bay fossil dune field and dune soil area is outlined in
The soils resulting from these fossil dunes are very characteristic in that they are sandy, saline, and slightly acidic, and are about the same wherever samples have been taken.
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Numerous such fossil dunes extend across the Emirates and form the cores of the coastal barrier islands.
3 FOSSIL DUNES. Reg Gage knows the sandy shores and rocky headlands east of Keoniloa Bay in Poipu the way the Leakeys know Olduvai Gorge.