Geologic-Climatic Dating in the West

  title={Geologic-Climatic Dating in the West},
  author={Ernst Antevs},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={317 - 335}
  • E. Antevs
  • Published 1 April 1955
  • Geology, Environmental Science, Geography
  • American Antiquity
Geologic-Climatic dating of archaeological finds in the arid and semiarid western United States is based on geology, on the relationship between moisture, vegetation, and geological processes, and on climatic history. The procedure of dating includes 4 main steps, namely, (1) study of beds and geological features, (2) climatic interpretation of beds and features, (3) assignment of the bed with the human record to a particular regional climatic age or phase, and (4) correlation of the regional… 
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