Carbonate horizons, paleosols, and lake flooding cycles: Beds I and II of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.

  title={Carbonate horizons, paleosols, and lake flooding cycles: Beds I and II of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.},
  author={Carys E. Bennett and J. Marshall and I. Stanistreet},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  volume={63 2},
  • Carys E. Bennett, J. Marshall, I. Stanistreet
  • Published 2012
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Journal of human evolution
  • This study documents the petrology and stable isotope geochemistry of carbonates from six horizons from Beds I and II of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. The studied succession, immediately below and above Tuff IF, consists of interbedded waxy and earthy claystones with discrete carbonate horizons and thin sandstones. The succession was deposited in response to repeated flooding and withdrawal of a saline-alkaline lake. The carbonates and their overlying disconformities are important because they help… CONTINUE READING
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