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I don't intend to belittle archaeological texts here, but let me comment
that archaeological texts should not be considered an up-to-date reliable
source for geological information. in fact, no text book is ever up-to-date,
even geological ones. most are 5-10 years out of date, many are much worse!
archaeological texts tend to be more out of date on geological subjects that
than geological texts, simply because the geology is not an area where the
average archaeologist is likely to be that current (i.e. they don't attend
geological conferences to hear the latest stuff). some archaeological texts
are worse because they wait until they read it in a geological text, which
makes it at least 5+5 years out of date!
Bonnie Blackwell, email@example.com
Dept of Geology, (718) 997-3332
Queens College, City University of New York, fax: 997-3349
Flushing, NY 11367-1597