The wooded area near Munn Ice Arena in the middle of Michigan State Universityís (MSU) campus sits on top of a 16,000-year-old sand dune, a discovery recently made by an MSU professor.
According to excerpts from the article:
Alan Arbogast is a professor in the Department of Geography. Sand dunes are his area of expertise.
It was the hill's location, wedged between Demonstration Hall and Munn Ice Arena, that made the dune hypothesis seem unlikely.
"I assumed it was some sort of human feature, a construction berm of some kind," Arbogast said.
But it turns out that his first instinct was right on.
and university archeologists have confirmed that the pine grove sits on
top of an undisturbed 16,000-year-old sand dune, a remnant from the
close of the last ice age, when retreating glaciers left a bare and
wind-swept landscape in their wake.
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