tableland


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tableland

flat elevated land; a plateau

tableland

[′tā·bəl‚and]
(geography)
A broad, elevated, nearly level, and extensive region of land that has been deeply cut at intervals by valleys or broken by escarpments. Also known as continental plateau.
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The silcrete at the other known quarry sites in the Central Queensland Highlands (Kenniff Cave, Turtle Rock and Native Well; Figure 2) is all located immediately beneath the basalt capping the tableland, and was quarried either in situ or from displaced blocks and scree (Morwood 1981; Mulvaney & Joyce 1965).
Ken Hale's work in the Barkley Tablelands is represented by Rob Pensalfini's contribution on the typological and genetic position of Jingulu and Rachel Nordlinger's on associated motion in Wambaya.
In the rays of the setting sun, batches of schoolchildren arrived with bands playing and banners unfurled in a time-hewn amphitheatre, high on the Maharashtran tableland above Panchgani town, for the opening of an international conference to celebrate the golden jubilee of India's independence.
These mountains constitute an eroded tableland that extends from southwestern Missouri across northwestern Arkansas into eastern Oklahoma.
(TAP)- The first steps towards listing the Jugurtha Tableland, governorate of El Kef, as a World Heritage Site were undertaken.
From the perspective of the Brazilian north-east region, the Coastal Tableland soils account for more than 65% of the area cultivated for most crops, demonstrating their potential for activities such as fruit plantations (i.e.
Three prisoners were returned to Lotus Glen prison on the Tableland and one prisoner and his wife are facing charges relating to the search.
Many of the awe-struck explorers produced spectacular paintings or sketches of the great tableland that amazed audiences in Europe and beyond.
Gale and Haworth (2002) suggest that European-induced soil erosion increases occurred before official settlement near Guyra on the New England Tableland (NSW).
Cairns, though, had little to recommend itself apart from the mountain backdrop and the Atherton tableland about an hour's drive away.
Their estimation of the likely costs involved in adoption of Biograze plans for the Barkly Tableland and Kingoonya regions -- each about 55 000 square kilometres in area -- were $442 000 and $799 000 respectively ($8900 and $3000 per paddock).
Even higher, isolated now as a mesa, is a great level tableland, a much older pause-point left from the time when the basins were filled and only peaks were uncovered.