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paleosol

[pey-lee-uh-sawl, -sol or, esp. British, pal-ee-uh-] /ˈpeɪ li əˌsɔl, -ˌsɒl or, esp. British, ˈpæl i ə-/
noun
1.
a fossil soil preserved within a sequence of geological deposits, indicative of past conditions.
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  • Overlying the gravel-dominated flood deposits is a thick calcic paleosol sequence.
  • Lamination is commonly indistinct due to burrowing, desiccation, and paleosol formation.
  • paleosol horizons, which are common in the upper section of the core, give way to intervals of poorly-sorted pebbly sandstones.
paleosol in Science
paleosol
  (pā'lē-ə-sôl')   
A soil horizon from the geologic past, usually buried beneath other rocks or recent soil horizons.
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