It has become increasingly clear that these radiometric dating techniques agree with each other and as a whole, present a coherent picture in which the Earth was created a very long time ago.Further evidence comes from the complete agreement between radiometric dates and other dating methods such as counting tree rings or glacier ice core layers.The onshore glaciers around the Antarctic Peninsula, instead, are polythermal or cold-based. A., Shimokawa, K., Takahashi, N., Sone, T., and Trombott, D., 1992. The contrast between landforms being made by different processes is clear around the Antarctic Peninsula. Permafrost occurrence of Seymour Island and James Ross Island, Antarctic Peninsula region, in , N. Only recently (2012), we have seen the chronology of Paleolithic art and culture changed completely by Uranium/Thorium dating tests on the cave art of El Castillo and Altamira.In addition, it seems likely that Aboriginal rock art in Australia will also - in the not too distant future - be discovered to be much older than presently thought.There is a huge variety of glacial landforms recognised in the geological record.
At present, a large variety of fossils, tools and artifacts are being studied by paleoanthropologists and other Stone Age scholars, in order to fix their date of origin.
See: The types of landforms that are generated are particular to glacier flow, basal processes, the substrate (soft and deformable? ), the basal driving stress and thermal regime, and the ice temperature. Lundqvist, J., Lillieskold, M., and Ostmark, K., 1995.
There are diagnostic landforms associated with wet-based sheet flow, ice streams, and surging ice. Glacial and periglacial deposits of the Tumbledown Cliffs area, James Ross Island, West Antarctica.
Loess grains are angular with little polishing or rounding and composed of crystals of quartz, feldspar, mica and other minerals. Loess deposits may become very thick; more than a hundred meters in areas of China and tens of meters in parts of the Midwestern United States.
It generally occurs as a blanket deposit that covers areas of hundreds of square kilometers and tens of meters thick.The same applies to archeological sites, containing rock art like cupules, petroglyphs, pictographs and other prehistoric works.