Donovan, S.K.; Pickerill, R.K.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Dropstones: Their origin and significance: A comment
Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology
Date of Publication
A recent review of dropstones and their depositional mechanisms by Bennett et al. (1996) provided a timely reminder of the pitfalls of over-reliance on one depositional feature when undertaking palaeoenvironmental analysis. Recent research has included recognition of dropstone-like boulders in Eocene and Pliocene turbidite successions in Jamaica, an island that was undoubtedly situated in the tropics throughout the Cenozoic (Pindell, 1994), thus precluding any possible glacial influence. A brief comment is made on these occurrences, providing significant supporting data for the analysis of Bennett et al.....