Historic Legacy Sediments Examined at 2016 Summer Science Meeting

Dan Richter showing off a buried 18th-19th century stump near an old Native American settlement in the Tyger River floodplain.

03 Jun 2016

Image: Dan Richter showing off a buried 18th-19th century stump near an old Native American settlement in the Tyger River floodplain. [Click image to enlarge]

The Calhoun CZO held its third annual Summer Science Days meeting.  In the photo, Calhoun researchers discuss a 18th-19th century pine root buried by historic legacy sediment.  Legacy sediment are sedimentary deposits resulting from human-accelerated soil erosion.  Nearly all valleys with floodplains in regions occupied by humans are affected by deposits of legacy sediments.


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