Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Peat Bog

Wet, spongy ground that contains highly organic soil found in marshy or damp regions, often combustible and used for fuel. Bogs often preserve organisms deposited in them (see bog person), and often possess a microstratigraphy entrapping trace elements, such as mercury, which can be used to reconstruct paleoclimate profiles for the most recent 20-10 ky.

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