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absolute dating

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Environmental Science.

A range of methods for determining the absolute age of an object or material, for example using radiometric dating which measures the decay product produced by radioactive decay in...

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adit

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Archaeology.

A more or less horizontal tunnel from a hillside into an underground mine, open to the surface at one end, that is used for access or drainage.

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aeolian deposit

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Archaeology.

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Wind‐blown sediments characteristic of relatively dry periods, e.g. interpluvials or glacials with low precipitation. Aeolian deposits can easily bury sites and create well‐...

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allotment

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — Environmental Science.

1 In the UK, a small plot of land rented by local people (usually from the local authority) on which they can cultivate food and flowers.

2 In the USA,...

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antediluvian

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies — Environmental Science.

The period before the Biblical flood (described in Genesis, Chapter 7).

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antiquity

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Archaeology.

The collective name for prehistoric and historic artefacts, objects, structures, ruins, sites, and monuments that have some cultural or scientific significance and are considered to be...

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Arne Naess

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Philosophy.

A Norwegianphilosopher, alpine climber, and influential environmental thinker (1912–2009), who coined the term deep ecology to express a vision of the world in which we protect the...

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ash

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Religion.

1 The mineral content of a product that remains after complete combustion, which consists mainly of minerals in oxidized form. See also fly ash.

2 Volcani...

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bed

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Environmental Science.

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In geology, this term refers to the smallest formally recognized division in a sediment or rock formation within a defined stratigraphic series. In much Palaeolithic...

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Boundary Water Treaty

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — History of the Americas.

A treaty that was signed in 1909 providing the principles and mechanisms to help resolve disputes and to prevent future ones relating to water quantity and water quality along the boundary...

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