Part II. Paleontology: Introduction
Published:January 01, 1938
Lithologic criteria alone are inadequate to present a true picture of the southern Appalachian Cambrian stratigraphy. Hitherto most of the fossils collected, except the brachiopods which form a minor element, remained undescribed. A study without illustration of the contained faunas can not give satisfactory concepts of the Cambrian formations. It was hoped that a few illustrations would suffice, but needs which developed during the study required investigation of most of the fossils in hand. At once it was clear that unless the more common and diagnostic species were presented this paper would contribute little beyond a rectification of the nomenclature...