2008 Joint Meeting of The Geological Society of America, Soil Science Society of America, American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies with the Gulf Coast Section of SEPM

Session No. 172
Sunday, 5 October 2008: 1:30 PM-4:45 PM

T143. The Origin of Mima Mounds and Similar Micro-Relief Features: Multidisciplinary Perspectives

GSA Archaeological Geology Division; GSA Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division; S05 Pedology; Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies


Donald L. Johnson and Rolfe D. Mandel, Advocates
Paper #
Start Time
1:30 PM
Introductory Remarks
1:35 PM
Mima Mounds of the Alpine West
COX, George W., Biosphere and Biosurvival, 108 Vuelta Maria, Santa Fe, NM 87506, geowcox@hughes.net, geowcox@hughes.net
1:55 PM
The Biodynamic Significance of Double Stone-Layers at Diamond Grove Mima Moundfield, Southwest Missouri
HORWATH BURNHAM, Jennifer L., Department of Geography, Augustana College, 639 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201 and JOHNSON, Donald L., Geography, University of Illinois, 220 Davenport Hall, 607 So. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801, jenniferburnham@augustana.edu, jenniferburnham@augustana.edu
2:10 PM
"Pimple" Mound Micro-Relief In Southern Saskatchewan, Canada
IRVINE, L. Lee-Ann, Royal Saskatchewan Museum, 2340 Albert St, Regina, SK S4P 2V7, Canada and DALE, Janis E., Department of Geology, University of Regina, 3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK S4S 0A2, Canada, lirvine@royalsaskmuseum.ca, lirvine@royalsaskmuseum.ca
2:25 PM
Doughnuts: "Flavours" and Genesis of Hummocky Glacial Terrain, Alberta
FENTON, Mark M. and PAULEN, Roger C., Alberta Geological Survey, Energy Resources Conservation Board, 402, Twin Atria Building, 4999 - 98 Avenue, Edmonton, AB T6B 2X3, Canada, mark.fenton@gov.ab.ca, mark.fenton@gov.ab.ca
2:40 PM
Pimple Mound OSL Ages: Late Holocene Great Plains Drought Chronology Extended to the South Central United States
COX, Randel Tom1, FORMAN, Steven L.2, SEIFERT, Christopher S.1 and FOTI, Tom L.3, (1)Earth Sciences, University of Memphis, Johnson Hall, Room G1, Memphis, TN 38152, (2)Earth & Env.l Sciences, Univ of Illinois@Chicago, chicago, 60607, (3)Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, 323 Center St, Little Rock, AR 72201, randycox@memphis.edu, randycox@memphis.edu
2:55 PM
3:10 PM
Influences of Lower Treeline Migration on Eastern Idaho Mima-Mound Initiation
THACKRAY, Glenn D., Department of Geosciences, Idaho State University, 921 South 8th Ave., Box 8072, Pocatello, ID 83209, thacglen@isu.edu, thacglen@isu.edu
3:25 PM
Using Airborne-Based LIDAR to Test a Biologic Hypothesis of Mima Mound Formation in the Great Central Valley, California
REED, Sarah E., Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California-Berkeley, 151 Hilgard Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, VOLLMAR, John, Vollmar Consulting, 1055 Creston Road, Berkeley, CA 94708, HEIMSATH, Arjun M., School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University, ISTB4, Tempe, AZ 85287 and AMUNDSON, Ronald, Division of Ecosystem Sciences, U.C. Berkeley, Mulford Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, sereed@nature.berkeley.edu, sereed@nature.berkeley.edu
3:40 PM
Predictive Biodynamic Principles Resolve TWO Long-Standing Topographic-Landform-Soil Issues: Mima Mounds and Soil Stone-Layers
JOHNSON, Donald L.1, JOHNSON, Diana N.2, HORWATH BURNHAM, Jennifer L.3, WANG, Hong4, HACKLEY, Keith C.4, STUMPF, Andrew J.5 and CAHILL, Richard A.6, (1)Geography, University of Illinois, 220 Davenport Hall MC-150, 607 So. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61201, (2)Geosciences Consultants, 713 S. Lynn St, Champaign, IL 61820, (3)Department of Geography, Augustana College, 639 38th St, Rock Island, IL 61201, (4)Isotope Geochemistry Section, Illinois State Geological Survey, 615 E. Peabody Dr, Champaign, IL 61820-6964, (5)Quaternary Geology Section, ISGS, 615 East Peabody Drive, Champaign, IL 61820-6964, (6)Geochemistry Section, ISGS, Champaign, IL 61820-6964, dljohns@uiuc.edu, dljohns@uiuc.edu
3:55 PM
Natural Prairie Mounds of the Upper Midwest: Their Abundance, Distribution, Origin, and Archaeological Implications
FINNEY, Fred A., Upper Midwest Archaeology, PO Box 106, Saint Joseph, IL 61873, fafinney@aol.com, fafinney@aol.com
4:10 PM
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