The Geological Evolution of the River Nile by Rushdi Said,Felix P. Bentz,Judson B. Hughes

By Rushdi Said,Felix P. Bentz,Judson B. Hughes

This publication supplies the geological heritage of the river Nile because it began to excavate its path within the Egyptian plateaus in past due Miocene time based on the reducing sea point of the desic­ cating Mediterranean. It shaped a canyon longer, deeper, and simply as awe inspiring because the Grand Canyon, Arizona. The canyon used to be transgressed by way of the advancing Mediterranean because it began filling in the course of the early Pliocene, and because then via a few rivers which ebbed and flowed as they succeeded each other. the fashionable Nile is a contemporary and humble successor to effective rivers which as soon as occupied the Nile Valley. Dallas, Texas Rushdi acknowledged August 1981 Acknowledgments This publication is predicated on box paintings conducted in Egypt through the seasons 1961-1978 whereas the writer was once a member of the Com­ bined Prehistoric excursion subsidized by way of Southern Methodist collage, the Polish Academy of technology, and the Geological Survey of Egypt. thankful acknowledgment is made to Professor Fred Wendorf, chief of the excursion, and to a number of contributors for his or her fruitful discussions. extraordinary between those arepr. Claude Albritton, Southern Methodist collage, and Dr. J. De Heinze­ lin, college of Ghent, Belgium. the sector paintings was once aided by way of geologists M. S. Abdel Ghany and A. Zaghloul of the Geological Survey of Egypt. The drafting used to be by way of Reed Ellis and Hoda S. Ar­ manious. i'm additionally thankful to Dr. M. K.

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