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Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsAllmon, W.D. and Nester, P.L. eds., 2008. Mastodon paleobiology, taphonomy, and paleoenvironment in the late Pleistocene of New York State: studies on the Hyde park, Chemung, and North Java sites. Paleontological Research Institution. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/269094521_Geology_and_taphonomy_of_the_North_Java_mastodon_site_ https://dendro.cornell.edu/articles/griggs2008.pdf Yours, Paul H.
Hi, Bit of a geological question here, I recently took this photo of some of the Upper Hamstead Member strata exposed on a headland at Bouldnor Cliff whilst out collecting. I really like this spot as the colour variation in the beds is really interesting. I've heard that the colour mottling in mudstones such as these can be indicative of the paleo-environmental conditions they were deposited in. Generally speaking these muds were deposited in ponds, lakes, and sluggish waterways on a low lying coastal plain. However, would it be correct to presume the redder areas indicate more arid conditions i.e. a period when the Hampshire Basin coastal plain was very dry and the other green and grey beds periods in which the environment on the plain was wetter? Thank you, Theo