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Like the W. M. Davis construction of Cape Cod published in 1896, this special paper suggests that the Cape was formed by glacial deposition during the late Pleistocene and by marine and aeolian processes during the Holocene. It differs, however, from the Davis model in several significant ways. For example, Davis proposed that the lower Cape extended 4 km east of its present location, and that only 4,000 yr were needed for the lower Cape to attain its present form. This study indicates that the glacial Cape extended as far as 7 km east of its present position, and that...

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