Abstract

The hypothesis of deep erosion of shields by continental ice sheets put forward by W. A. White is being used by neighboring disciplines. Although valuable as a speculative hypothesis, there is field evidence to contradict it. After discussion of the evidence, it is concluded that Pleistocene glacial erosion has removed no more than a few tens of metres of material from the shield areas of the Northern Hemisphere.

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