Definition of paleosol in English:


Syllabification: pa·le·o·sol
Pronunciation: /ˈpālēəˌsôl, -ˌsäl


  • A stratum or soil horizon that was formed as a soil in a past geological period.
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    • Uniformitarians believe that paleosols (ancient soil horizons) are common throughout the stratigraphic record.
    • These are not features of modern soil formation because these palaeosols were on steep slopes and excavated to improve exposure.
    • It may be argued that this approach is compromised by climatic differences noted here between palaeosols and surface soils.

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