SITE SELECTION: CAVES, LAKES & MARSHES

exprimental design

Which tool best answers your question? Which depositional environment best records the record?
tree rings, ice cores, corals, sediments
  Lakes Caves (rockshelters)
Allochthonous
Dispersal
area represented: watershed
streams > slope wash > wind
area represented: local wind > streams > slope wash
Autochthonous
Dispersal
sediment focusing (& delta redistribution), bioturbation exponential decay from entrance, bioturbation
Deposition horizontal, episodic horizontal, episodic
Preservation cold, anoxia constant, aridity
Proxy Diatoms
Geochemical Analyses
Invertebrates
Macrofossils
Palynology
Pigment Studies
Sediment Analyses
Dung Layers
Packrat Middens
Palynology
Sediment Analyses
Speleothems
Vertebrates
Dating 210Pb Radiocarbon
Varves
Volcanic Tephra
U-Th carbonates
Luminescence
Radiocarbon
Volcanic Tephra
U-Th for Speleothems