Archaeology and Soils
Publication Type:Conference Paper
Conventional archaeological field techniques are presently being supplemented bv environmental studies designed to aid the archaeologist in his study of man's interaction with his total environment. One auxiliary line of research, soils, is discussed in light of its applicability to site interpretations, with specific emphasis given to the rate of soil horizonation. Control of the temporal ranges involved in soil horizonation will allow the archaeologist to rank and order site phenomenon while aiding the pedologists in their efforts to control time as a soil forming factor.