Steinsohlen — ihre Genese und Altersstellung nach neueren Forschungsbefunden

Hans-Heinrich Meyer
The modes of genesis and the age of fossile stone pavements, which can frequently be found in the northwest German 'Altmoränengebiet', are discussed and partly revised. Stone pavements must be referred to processes selective in origin. The most important were denudational processes like deflation and sheet wash ("abluation"); furthermore processes of cryodynamics (upfreezing of coarse components) and the destruction of stones by frost-splitting, chemical-biological weathering and human impact were of importance. All these processes worked...