Depositional History of Franchthi Cave: Sediments, Stratigraphy, and Chronology Fascicle 12

Depositional History of Franchthi Cave: Sediments, Stratigraphy, and Chronology Fascicle 12

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The fascicle describes the background of the Franchthi project, and its excavation history and methodology. Particle size, mineralogy, and chemistry are all taken into consideration as the cultural remains and the sediments from the cave are analysed to determine their origin and history. William Farrand constructs an integrated stratigraphy for the entire cave, using excavators' notes, laboratory analyses, and personal field data to correlate sequences in separate trenches. On the basis of some 60 radiocarbon dates, the evolution and chronology of the sedimentary fill is postulated.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.9 x 12.7mm | 453.6g
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 20 b&w photos, 27 figures
  • 0253213142
  • 9780253213143

About W. R. Farrand

William R. Farrand, Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Michigan, has studied deposits in prehistoric caves and rockshelters in France, Spain, Algeria, and most of the countries in the Near East, and is an established practitioner and spokesman for the field of geoarchaeology.
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Table of contents

Table of Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments 1. Background of the Franchthi Projects (Thomas W. Jacobsen) 2. Excavation History and Methodology 3. Geographical and Geological Setting 4. Lithostratigraphy 5. Sedimentology 6. Chronology of the Cave Fill 7. Evolution of the Cave Filling Appendix A: Sediment Samples and Field Descriptions Appendix B: Analytical Data for Sediment Samples Appendix C: Granulometric Histograms (non-decalcified) References Plates Index
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