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dc.contributor.author Parkins, William George. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-15T17:00:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-15T17:00:47Z
dc.date.issued 1977-06-15T17:00:47Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10464/1632
dc.description.abstract Cherts from the Middle Devonian Onondaga Formation of the Niagara Peninsula in Southern Ontario and Western New York State can now be distinguished from those of the Early Devonian Bois Blanc Formation of the same area based on differences in petrology, acritarchs, spores, and "Preservation Ratio" values. The finely crystalline, carbonate sediments of the Bois Blanc Formation were deposited under shallow, low energy conditions characterised by the acritarchs Leiofusa bacillum and L. minuta and a high relative abundance of the spore, Apiculiretusispora minor. The medio crystalline and bioclastic carbonate sediments of the Onondaga Formation were deposited under shallow, high energy conditions except for the finely crystalline lagoonal sediments of the Clarence Member which is characterised by the acritarchs Leiofusa navicula, L. sp. B, and L. tomaculata . The author has subdivided and correlated the Clarence Member of the Onondaga Formation using the "Preservation Ratio" values derived from the palynomorphs contained in the cherts. Clarence Member cherts were used by the Archaic people of the Niagara Peninsula for chipped-stone tools. The source area for the chert is considered to be the cobble beach deposits along the north shore of Lake Erie from Port Maitland to Nanticoke en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Brock University en_US
dc.subject Chert. en_US
dc.subject Geology en_US
dc.subject Geology en_US
dc.subject Palynology en_US
dc.subject Palynology en_US
dc.subject Onondaga Indians en_US
dc.title Onondaga chert : geological and palynological studies as applied to archaeology / en_US
dc.type Electronic Thesis or Dissertation en_US
dc.degree.name M.Sc. Earth Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of Earth Sciences en_US
dc.degree.discipline Faculty of Mathematics and Science en_US


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