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fusinization (fu''-sin-i-za'-tion). A process of coalification in which fusain is formed. Cf: incorporation; vitrinization. Also spelled: fusainisation.

wireline well log

wireline well log . A record made by remotely sensing rocks and fluid properties and the shape of a wellbore by lowering an instrument on a wireline into it.

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No river meant no floods for ancient Indus settlements

Large Middle Eastern rivers like the Nile, Tigris, Euphrates and Tiber were critical for the development of early urban societies in Egypt, Mesopotamia and Ancient Rome. And researchers have long thought that the rise, and eventual decline, of cities in the ancient Indus Civilization, which spread across about 1 million square kilometers of what’s now northwestern India and Pakistan from roughly 4,600 to 3,900 years ago, also depended on major rivers, namely those emerging from the Himalayas. But a new study looking at river sediments from the time of the civilization and earlier suggests that wasn’t the case for every ancient Indus city; some may have benefited from being farther away from large rivers and their periodic floods.
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