Abstract

In the reconstruction of ancient sedimentary environments, one uses information gathered both from fossils and from the sediment itself. From this one can visualise the infinite variety of environments which have occurred during the long history of the Earth. One can group these environments into a limited number of categories.

Keywords

Clay Sandstone Sedimentation Photosynthesis Cretaceous 

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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jean-Claude Gall
    • 1
  1. 1.Université Louis PasteurStrasbourgFrance

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