The ideal objective in classification of depositional environments is division of the entire depositional realm into useful discrete and consistently named categories. In practice, terms commonly used reflect place, medium, or process of deposition. Intergrading of environments makes necessary the recognition of environmental complexes, designated in terms of dominant aspect. Symposium papers are assigned to categories in an existing classification and in variant classifications for nonmarine and mixed categories. Marine classification needs extensive additional study.
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Recognition of Ancient Sedimentary Environments
This volume contains a series of papers presented as part of a symposium held in Dallas, Texas, April 1969, at the annual national meeting of the Society. The problem of recognizing ancient sedimentary environments in the stratigraphic record is basic to essentially every aspect of research in sedimentary rocks. The publication will summarize much of what we currently know concerning environmental interpretation.