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Soils or sediments? The role of Roger Langohr's process-oriented approach in understanding carbonate-related palaeosols of the stratigraphic record.

Mindszenty, Andrea

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This paper is a summary of palaeopedologically-oriented research on and the interpretation of subaerial exposure-related features in cyclically organised shallow marine carbonates. We point out that the structure of soil profiles in such environments cannot be interpreted simply in terms of pedogenesis. Apparent soil-thickness is not necessarily proportional with soil-maturity and clays and secondary carbonates are not always direct indicators of climate, either.

This article is part of a book edited at the occasion of the Geoarchaeological meeting of Bruges: Soils as records of Past and Present: the geoarchaeological approach. Focus on: is there time for fieldwork today? - Bruges (Belgium), 6 and 7.11.2019. Editors Judit Deák, Carole Ampe and Jari Hinsch Mikkelsen Technical editor Mariebelle Deceuninck English language reviewer Caroline Landsheere Graphic design Frederick Moyaert Printing and binding Die Keure, Bruges
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