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Proposition by early 19th‐ century ad geologists that, contrary to the diluvialism theory, geological strata were the result of the orderly deposition of sediments over a prolonged period of time, comparable to processes observable at the present time in rivers, lakes, and sea. See also uniformitarianism.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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