Proceedings of the 13th Symposium on the Geology of the Bahamas and Other Carbonate Regions
Molds of palm fronds and vertical, cylindrical structures interpreted as molds of palm tree trunks were reported from Holocene and upper Pleistocene carbonate eolianites on several islands in the Bahamas in the early 1990s. As a result of recent discoveries described herein, palm frond and tree trunk molds are now known to be widespread in Bahamian eolianites, including Holocene beds on Cat Island, Eleuthera, Lee Stocking Island of the Exuma Cays, Long Island, and Stocking Island offshore from Georgetown, Exuma. Late Pleistocene occurrences are known from Eleuthera, Long Island, Norman's Pond Cay of the Exuma Cays, and San Salvador Island. Both palm frond and trunk molds also occur in upper Pleistocene eolianites of Bermuda
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Curran, H. Allen; Wilson, Mark A.; and Mylroie, John E., "Fossil Palm Frond and Tree Trunk Molds: Occurrence and Implications for Interpretation of Bahamian Quaternary Carbonate Eolianites" (2008). Geosciences: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.