Accession Number : AD0642940

Title :   FIELD WORK CARRIED OUT IN TANGANYIKA.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ILLINOIS UNIV AT URBANA DEPT OF GEOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Alexander, C. S.

Report Date : 23 NOV 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The field work in Tanganyika had two objectives: to study the coastal topography between Dar-es-Salaam and the Kenya border, and to investigate certain elements of the cultural geography in the same area. The marine and stream terraces between Dar-es-Salaam and the Kenya border were carefully mapped, their elevations measured and the coral outcrops on their surfaces carefully noted. Coral specimens were collected and sent to the (then) Tanganyika Geological Survey for identification and to Geochron Laboratories for Carbon-14 dating. The beach ridges characteristic of much of this coast were mapped and correlated on the basis of the degree and depth of weathering on their surfaces. The shoreline was mapped according to its configuration and appearance, and information was gathered about the some of factors of the physical environment associated with the shore. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GEOGRAPHY), (*TANZANIA, TERRAIN, BEACHES, COASTAL REGIONS, MAPPING, AQUATIC ANIMALS.

Subject Categories : Geography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE