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palaeosol

Pronunciation: /ˈpalɪə(ʊ)sɒl/
Pronunciation: /ˈpeɪlɪə(ʊ)sɒl/
(US paleosol)

noun

Geology
A stratum or soil horizon which was formed as a soil in a past geological age.
Example sentences
  • 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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