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Donovan, S.K.; Pickerill, R.K.
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Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Article Title
Dropstones: Their origin and significance: A comment
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Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology
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Date of Publication
1997
Volume ID
131
Issue ID
1-2
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175-178
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Abstract
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.....
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