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The Maputaland area of northeastern South Africa is characterized by extensive dunefields which developed during polyphase reworking of regional aeolian cover sand from the Mid-Pleistocene to the Holocene. Extended parabolic dunes, many preserved only as wind-rift trailing limbs, as well as areas of sinuous crested dunes, hummocky dune systems and the high, composite, accretionary coastal barrier dune cordon are the dominant dune forms. There are few natural sections exposing the stratigraphic succession and unequivocal relative age relationships between dune systems are uncommon. A ground penetrating radar (GPR) survey of dunes and representative aeolian sand stratigraphic units was undertaken in...

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