Soils or sediments? The role of Roger Langohr's process-oriented approach in understanding carbonate-related palaeosols of the stratigraphic record.
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.
Judit Deák, Carole Ampe and Jari Hinsch Mikkelsen
English language reviewer
Printing and binding
Die Keure, Bruges
Judit Deák, Carole Ampe, and Jari Hinsch Mikkelsen (Eds.). Soils as records of past and Present. From soil surveys to archaeological sites: research strategies for interpreting soil characteristics. Proceedings of the Geoarchaeological Meeting Bruges (Belgium), 6 & 7 November, 2019. Raakvlak, Bruges., Publisher Raakvlak Archaeology, Monuments and Landscapes of Bruges and Hinterland, Belgium , www.raakvlak.be, Bruges, Belgium, pp. 263-270 (978 90 76297 811).