(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

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Geomorphological evidence of intense prehistoric soil erosion in the highlands of central Jordan

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This paper presents a preliminary evaluation of geomorphological evidence that suggests intense translocation of soil sediment into the rivers. Such evidence has been collected in a pilot project to test soil properties in uplands and alluvial deposits. The discussion focuses on the distribution of color, magnetic susceptibility, secondary carbonate morphology, and soil structure. The results of this preliminary research suggest that studies of ancient soil erosion in this region, red Mediterranean soils are a useful chronological and pedological datum to be correlated with alluvial and colluvial deposits


Article of periodic

published at : Physical geography / ISSN 0272-3646

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1980)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 21, no6 [pp. 538-567]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : Illustration ;




American geological institute

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 20106

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