Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths

Written By Georges Stoops
Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 17 September 2018
  • ISBN : 0444635424
  • Pages : 1000 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths written by Georges Stoops which was release on 17 September 2018, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths, Second Edition, provides researchers and students with a tool for interpreting features observed in soil thin sections and through submicroscopic studies. After an introduction and general overview, micromorphological aspects of regoliths (e.g., saprolites, transported materials) are highlighted, followed by a systematic and coherent discussion of the micromorphological expression of various pedogenic processes. The book is written by an international team of experts in the field, using a uniform set of concepts and terminology, making it a valuable interdisciplinary reference work. The following topics are treated: freeze-thaw features, redoximorphic features, calcareous and gypsiferous formations, textural features, spodic and oxic horizons, volcanic materials, organic matter, surface horizons, laterites, surface crusts, salt minerals, biogenic and pedogenic siliceous materials, other authigenic silicates, phosphates, sulphidic and sulphuric materials, and features related to faunal activity. The last chapters address anthropogenic features,archaeological materials and palaeosoils. Updates the first exhaustive publication on interpretation of micromorphological features, with some new chapters and with a larger number of additional references Covers related topics, making micromorphology more attractive and accessible for geomorphologists, archaeologists and quaternary geologists Includes thematic treatment of a range of soil micromorphology fields and broadens its applications Features input from a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring thorough coverage of topics related to soil science, archaeology and geomorphology

Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths

Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths
  • Author : Georges Stoops,Vera Marcelino,Florias Mees
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-09-17
  • Total pages : 1000
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : Interpretation of Micromorphological Features of Soils and Regoliths, Second Edition, provides researchers and students with a tool for interpreting features observed in soil thin sections and through submicroscopic studies. After an introduction and general overview, micromorphological aspects of regoliths (e.g., saprolites, transported materials) are highlighted, followed by a systematic ...

Guidelines for Analysis and Description of Soil and Regolith Thin Sections

Guidelines for Analysis and Description of Soil and Regolith Thin Sections
  • Author : Georges Stoops
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-06-02
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : A revised guide to the study and of soil and regolith thin sections A specialized system of terms and concepts must be used to accurately and effectively distinguish and name the microscopic features of soils and regoliths. With a comprehensive, consistent terminology at their disposal, researchers may compare, store and ...

Guidelines for Analysis and Description of Soil and Regolith Thin Sections

Guidelines for Analysis and Description of Soil and Regolith Thin Sections
  • Author : Georges Stoops
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-01-07
  • Total pages : 262
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : A revised guide to the study and of soil and regolith thin sections A specialized system of terms and concepts must be used to accurately and effectively distinguish and name the microscopic features of soils and regoliths. With a comprehensive, consistent terminology at their disposal, researchers may compare, store and ...

Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology

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  • Author : Paul Goldberg,Richard I. Macphail,Chris Carey,Yijie Zhuang
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2022-09-13
  • Total pages : 708
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : Practical and Theoretical Geoarchaeology, Second Edition, provides an invaluable and vastly updated overview of geoarchaeology and how it can be used effectively in the study of archaeological sites and contexts. Taking a pragmatic and functional approach, this book presents: a fundamental, broad-based perspective of the essentials of modern geoarchaeology in ...

Reading the Soil Archives

Reading the Soil Archives
  • Author : J.M. Van Mourik,Jaap van der Meer
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-12-12
  • Total pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : Reading the Soil Archives: Unraveling the Geoecological Code of Palaeosols and Sediment Cores, Volume 19, provides details of new techniques for understanding geological history in the form of quantitative pollen analyses, soil micromorphology, OSL (Optically Stimulated Luminescence) dating, phytolith analysis and biomarker analysis. The book presents the genesis of a cultural ...

A Visual Atlas for Soil Micromorphologists

A Visual Atlas for Soil Micromorphologists
  • Author : Eric P. Verrecchia,Luca Trombino
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021
  • Total pages : 177
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : This open access atlas is an up-to-date visual resource on the features and structures observed in soil thin sections, i.e. soil micromorphology. The book addresses the growing interest in soil micromorphology in the fields of soil science, earth science, archaeology and forensic science, and serves as a reference tool ...

Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 1

Soils as a Key Component of the Critical Zone 1
  • Author : Jacques Berthelin,Christian Valentin,Jean Charles Munch
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • Total pages : 340
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : This introductory book to the six volume series includes an introduction defining the critical zone for mankind that extends from tree canopy and the lower atmosphere to water table and unweathered rock. Soils play a crucial role through the functions and the services that they provide to mankind. The spatial ...

Applied Soils and Micromorphology in Archaeology

Applied Soils and Micromorphology in Archaeology
  • Author : Richard I. Macphail,Paul Goldberg
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-12-21
  • Total pages : 580
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : This book uniquely focuses on all aspects of archaeological soil micromorphology, based upon the authors' joint sixty years of worldwide studies....

Cladh Hallan Roundhouses and the dead in the Hebridean Bronze Age and Iron Age

Cladh Hallan   Roundhouses and the dead in the Hebridean Bronze Age and Iron Age
  • Author : Mike Parker Pearson,Jacqui Mulville,Helen Smith,Peter Marshall
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Release Date : 2021-10-31
  • Total pages : 568
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : This first of two volumes presents the archaeological evidence of a long sequence of settlement and funerary activity from the Beaker period (Early Bronze Age c. 2000 BC) to the Early Iron Age (c. 500 BC) at the unusually long-occupied site of Cladh Hallan on South Uist in the Western Isles of ...

Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology

Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology
  • Author : Cristiano Nicosia,Georges Stoops
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-08-10
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology goes beyond a mere review of current literature and features the most up to date contributions from numerous scientists working in the field. The book represents a groundbreaking and comprehensive resource covering the plethora of applications of micromorphology in archaeology. Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology ...

Fish Trade in Medieval North Atlantic Societies

Fish Trade in Medieval North Atlantic Societies
  • Author : Val Dufeu
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-05-14
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : Val Dufeu here reconstructs settlement patterns of fishing communities in Viking Age Iceland and proposes socio-economic and environmental models relevant to any study of the Vikings or the North Atlantic. She integrates written sources, geoarchaeological data, and zooarchaeological data to examine how fishing propelled political change in the North Atlantic. ...

Environment Archaeology and Landscape Papers in honour of Professor Martin Bell

Environment  Archaeology and Landscape  Papers in honour of Professor Martin Bell
  • Author : Catherine Barnett,Thomas Walker
  • Publisher : Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-10-21
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : Dedicated to Martin Bell (University of Reading), this book outlines how wetland and inland environments can be related and investigated using multi-method approaches. Papers fall under three themes: coastal and intertidal archaeology; mobility and human-environment relationships; heritage resource management, nature conservation and rewilding....

Megalithic Tombs in Western Iberia

Megalithic Tombs in Western Iberia
  • Author : Chris Scarre,Luiz Oosterbeek
  • Publisher : Oxbow Books
  • Release Date : 2019-12-27
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : Western Iberia has one of the richest inventories of Neolithic chambered tombs in Atlantic Europe, with particular concentrations in Galicia, northern Portugal and the Alentejo. Less well known is the major concentration of tombs along the Tagus valley, straddling the Portuguese-Spanish frontier. Within this cluster is the Anta da Lajinha, ...

Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology

Archaeological Soil and Sediment Micromorphology
  • Author : Cristiano Nicosia,Georges Stoops
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2017-10-23
  • Total pages : 496
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : Chapter 39 FTIR Microscopy -- 39.1 Principles of the Analytical Method -- 39.2 Sampling and Analytical Procedure -- 39.3 Archaeological Applications -- References -- Chapter 40 X-ray Microdiffraction -- 40.1 Fundamentals of X-ray Diffraction -- 40.2 XRD Instrumentation -- 40.3 Output and Analysis -- 40.4 Applications to Archaeological Micromorphology Samples -- 40.5 Concluding Remarks -- References -- Chapter 41 Micro XRF ...

Small Communities

Small Communities
  • Author : Andrew A. S. Newton
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Total pages : 218
  • ISBN : 0444635424
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Summary : Excavation of a site on river gravels in the Cam/Granta valley, by Archaeological Solutions Ltd, took place in advance of gravel extraction and construction of a reservoir. The excavation revealed five phases of archaeological activity, beginning in the Neolithic period with evidence for episodic or seasonal occupation and burial. ...