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Trace fossils are the preserved tracks, trails, burrows, and borings formed by a wide variety of organisms. Such fossils are known to be formed at least to some extent in virtually all types of ancient marine depositional environments. Numerous studies, particularly in the past decade, have made effective use of trace fossils in the Interpretation of depositional environments. Surprisingly, however, few studies of Atlantic Coastal Plain formations have made use of trace fossils. From North Carolina I know of only two such studies, by Curran and Frey (1977) and by Belt et al. (1983), in Pleistocene strata exposed at...

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