Also found in: Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to paleopedology: aeolian harp


 (pā′lē-ō-pĭ-dŏl′ə-jē, -pĕ-)
The study of geologically old and generally fossilized soils, especially to obtain information about the history of environmental and biological conditions on Earth.

pa′le·o·pe·do·log′i·cal (-də-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

paleopedology, palaeopaedology

a branch of soil science that studies the soils of past geologie times. — paleopedologist, palaeopaedologist, n.paleopedologic, palaeopaedologic, paleopedological, palaeopaedological, adj.
See also: Geology
the branch of pedology that studies the soil conditions of past geologic ages. — paleopedologist, palaeopedologist, n. — paleopedologic, palaeopedologic, paleopedological, palaeopedological, adj.
See also: Soil
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Rasmussen, "Carbon stable isotope composition of modern calcareous soil profiles in California: implications for C[O.sub.2] reconstructions from calcareous paleosols," in New Frontiers in Paleopedology and Terrestrial Paleoclimatology, SEPM Special Publications 104, S.
Ana Conea was a founding member of the Romanian National Society of Soil Science, member of the International Association of Soil Science, member of the Commission on paleopedology of AISS, member of INQUA Commission for the study of loess, and member in the working group of ECA/FAO for the drawing up of the Soil map of Europe.