Ten. A History of Inland Dunes

  1. Andrew Warren

Published Online: 27 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118295786.ch10

Dunes: Dynamics, Morphology, History

Dunes: Dynamics, Morphology, History

How to Cite

Warren, A. (2013) A History of Inland Dunes, in Dunes: Dynamics, Morphology, History, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118295786.ch10

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 20 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444339697

Online ISBN: 9781118295786



  • dune historiography;
  • holocene;
  • inland dunes


This chapter begins with a short account of a very long span of dune history (before the Quaternary). The core of the chapter is a discussion about dune historiography, which explores the degree of confidence that can be placed in what follows, which is a longer account of the dunes of a much shorter period (the Quaternary). There are three populations of dunes here: the oldest are the most widely spaced; their slopes are the most degraded, and the colour of their sand is the reddest; their orientation is north-easterly. OSL shows their age to be between 25,000 and 15,000 years old (the Late Pleistocene). The remainder of the series, which was formed in the Holocene, is discussed shortly.