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Lecture 9

ARH312 2nd Sem Lecture 9

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Department
Archaeology
Course
ARH312Y1
Professor
E.Banning
Semester
Winter

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NDARH 312 2 SEMESTERLECTURE 9GEOARCHAEOLOGY Soils the product of the weathering of the earths crust in situ and of biological activitySediment layers or collections of particles that have been removed from the place where they originally weathered o Can later become soils through weatheringFactors affecting Soil Variability o Climate o Living organismsSoil organisms break down organic matter faster Different types of vegetation contributes differently to the soil o Parent material o Topography o TimeSoil stratigraphyo Soil profile horizonsO Horizonloose partly decayed organic matterA Horizonrich in humusE Horizonheavily leachedB Horizonleached materials from above subsoilC Horizonweathered parent materialPaleosolssoil buried by nonpedalo
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