Time to Re-examine our Assumptions about Cross Strata?


The idea of a sedimentary origin for all patterns of cross strata needs to be carefully evaluated. This is an old geologic tradition that is seldom questioned. Some of the early writers on geology based their ideas about cross strata on superficial observations. Here are some reasons why assumptions about a sedimentary origin for all forms of cross strata (which early writers sometimes referred to as 'false strata') may not have a rock solid foundation.
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