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Overton Down experimental earthwork, Wiltshire, 1968 (UBSS Proceedings v.12(3))

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Crabtree,K., 1971. Overton Down experimental earthwork, Wiltshire, 1968. UBSS Proceedings, 12(3) , pp 237-244 Download PDF.

Abstract: The ditch section of the Overton Down experimental earthwork provides a dated record of the degradation of two free faces with opposing aspects. The earthwork constructed in 1960 was excavated in 1968 and a record of the geomorphology of the ditch section is given. A detailed description and mechanical analysis of the ditch deposits is given as a basis for a discussion on the processes leading to asymmetrical infilling. The significance of falling turves in breaking the stratigraphy of the deposits is noted.

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