Possibilities of palaeopedology



Although fossil hydromorphic soils are very abundant in both Tertiary and older deposits in Western Europe, they are either not recognized or their study is not undertaken. A short account is given on the pedogenetical processes in hydromorphic soils and some of the features that can be traced and others that cannot are discussed. Two examples illustrate conclusions that can be drawn from the study of fossil hydromorphic soils.