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The surface and near-surface geology of the Atlantic Coastal Plain from Cape Fear, North Carolina to Cape Canaveral, Florida, below 76 m (250 ft) in altitude, comprises Pliocene and Pleistocene fluvial marine, back-barrier, barrier, and shallow-shelf sand, silt, and clay. The fossil content of age-equivalent Pliocene and Pleistocene sediments decreases from the Cape Fear area southward into Georgia. In the Carolinas, fossils are common. Paleontological analyses and isotopic and chemical age determinations, combined with lithostratigraphic studies and geologic mapping, have resulted in the establishment of a regional time-stratigraphic framework. In Georgia, fossils are scarce. Most known fossil localities are...

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