(Article of periodic en Français - 1984)

Document title

Blocs démesurés de l'Europe de l'Ouest: historique, terminologie et hypothèses de mise en place. (Oversized boulders of wester Europe: history, terminology and hypothesis)

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)



The A. presents 2 questions related to the presence of boulders in plain alluvial formations: I: the evolution of the different terms used for boulders in French during the XIXth and XXth centuries| 2: the evolution of all the hypothesis that, from 1660 to nowadays, were put forward to explain the setting of those oversized boulders in alluvial deposits. The term "bloc démesuré" is predominantly used since 1961 and that the hypothesis favored by the majority of scientists, after 1951, is the transportation by means of rafted ice.


Article of periodic

published at : Les cahiers géologiques Paris

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, no103 [pp. 699-705]

Bibliographic references : 49 réf.



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