Charles Faulkner, anthropologist from the University of Tennessee, reassesses the sequencing of the different purposes Native Americans used caves over some 4,000 years.
This essay details the physical differences and their possible causes in three generations of a single pathway, what would become the Natchez Trace.
A comparison of Iron and Manganese from aquifers on the Cumberland Plateau and near Sewanee, TN. The effects and sources of these metals in groundwater are also discussed.
Info-graphics visualizing data obtained on Signal Mountain that suggests tidal delta, tidal flats, and tidal channels were present during deposition of Lower Pennsylvania Rock.
Sediment layers and the transitions between them are described from exposures along I-24.
This article gives good visual documentation of thickness variations of stratigraphic units in the Crab Orchard Mountain Group.
A look at different techniques and their application to studying cross bedding in sediment layers to determine stream flow direction.
Discussions of the formation of Pennsylvanian mega-ripple trough fillings near Sewanee, in attempts to better understand the sequence of formation in other Penn. trough fillings.
A look at some more contemporary counterparts to the old lost lead mine legend. Flourite, Beryl, Tertrahedrite, Lead
Core samples taken from Campbell County give geologists a look at the sediment-forming environment of millennia past.
In a process to discover the coal seam distribution of the area, core samples are taken from three locations. This paper frames and describes the various stratigraphic levels of sediment in the Pennsylvanian Gizzard and Crab Orchard Mountain Groups.
A number of boreholes into Walden’s Ridge enabled development of a localized subsurface stratigraphic framework with marked thickness variations in stratified units. Also enabled a geographic cross section that indicated the asymmetrical synclinal nature of this part of the Plateau.
Geology and History of the Cumberland Plateau [Article from the National Park Service]