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Vertisols and Their Implications for Archeological Research
Lathel F. Duffield
New Series, Vol. 72, No. 5 (Oct., 1970), pp. 1055-1062
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/671417
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Vertisols are soils with dynamic characteristics. They are capable of disrupting the stratigraphic sequence and/or cultural context of a site; in addition, these soils are not easily tilled by primitive agricultural methods. They seem to have been a factor in restricting the westward spread of prehistoric village farmers in Texas and thus contributed to the development of the so-called "cultural sink."
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