Outer slope of the neoglacial moraine in the snout area of Aktineq Glacier (B17)
Background is outer slope of the neoglacial moraine in the snout area of Aktineq Glacier (B17). Note lichen-free boulders lying on wind-blown sand and silt with buried organic soil layers in right foreground. There is a radiocarbon date on the buried organic debris, probably done in Geological Survey of Canada C-14 lab in 1979 or 1978, but not located as of this writing. As I recall, the date was of an organic layer just below the surface and was several thousand years BP.
Updated 03/30/2010 AW