cover sand

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Layers of sand deposited by wind action across areas of countryside to provide a cover deposit over any exposed ground surface or vegetation. The source of the sand is most often coastal dune systems or glacial outwash deposits. Substantial accumulations will sometimes occur with the result that old ground surfaces and any cultural material on them is buried and well sealed. Also known as blow sand layers.

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