Studies of Cave Sediments

Physical and Chemical Records of Paleoclimate

  • Ira D. Sasowsky
  • John Mylroie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Rachel F. Bosch, William B. White
    Pages 1-22
  3. Barbara J. Mahler, Jean-Christian Personné, F. Leo Lynch, Peter C. Van Metre
    Pages 23-46
  4. Ira D. Sasowsky, Rebecca A. Clotts, Bryan Crowell, Selena M. Walko, Edward J. LaRock, William Harbert
    Pages 71-81
  5. F. Leo Lynch, Barbara J. Mahler, Nico N. Hauwert
    Pages 83-93
  6. Elizabeth P. Knapp, Dennis O. Terry, David J. Harbor, Robert C. Thren
    Pages 95-106
  7. Jeffrey A. Dorale, R. Lawrence Edwards, E. Calvin Alexander Jr., Chuan-Chou Shen, David A. Richards, Hai Cheng
    Pages 177-197
  8. Russell S. Harmon, Henry P. Schwarcz, Mel Gascoyne, John W. Hess, Derek C. Ford
    Pages 199-226
  9. Christoph Spötl, Augusto Mangini, Stephen J. Bums, Norbert Frank, Rudolf Pavuza
    Pages 243-256
  10. Steven C. Turgeon, Joyce Lundberg
    Pages 273-302
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 323-329

About these proceedings


John E. Mylroie and Ira D. Sasowsky' Caves occupy incongruous positions in both our culture and our science. The oldest records of modem human culture are the vivid cave paintings from southern France and northern Spain, which are in some cases more than 30,000 years old (Chauvet, et ai, 1996). Yet, to call someone a "caveman" is to declare them primitive and ignorant. Caves, being cryptic and mysterious, occupied important roles in many cultures. For example, Greece, a country with abundant karst, had the oracle at Delphi and Hades the god of death working from caves. People are both drawn to and mortified by caves. Written records ofcave exploration exist from as early as 852 BC (Shaw, 1992). In the decade of the 1920's, which was rich in news events, the second biggest story (as measured by column inches of newsprint) was the entrapment of Floyd Collins in Sand Cave, Kentucky, USA. This was surpassed only by Lindbergh's flight across the Atlantic (Murray and Brucker, 1979).


Sediment climate climate change hydrology paleoclimate sedimentology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ira D. Sasowsky
    • 1
  • John Mylroie
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AkronAkronUSA
  2. 2.Mississippi State UniversityMississippi StateUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-4799-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-9118-8
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