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lithofacies analysis
A technique used to identify and interpret deposits of soils in environments in which archaeological deposits are found.

The lithofacies are determined by geometry, vertical sequences, and lateral associations.

Lithofacies models or maps, generalized summaries of sediment characteristics of specific depositional environments, serve as guides to interpretation.

Such a map shows variations in the overall lithologic character of a given stratigraphic unit and its changing composition throughout its geographic extent.

This entry is located in the following unit: litho-, lith-, -lith, -lithic, -lite, -liths, -lites (page 9)