This is particularly applicable in dating sediment accumulation rates for geohazard analysis in subsea engineering projects.
No large standing bodies of liquid water exist, because the atmospheric pressure at the surface averages just 600 pascals (0.087 psi)—about 0.6% of Earth's mean sea level pressure—and because the global average temperature is far too low (210 K (−63 °C; −82 °F)), leading to either rapid evaporation (sublimation) or rapid freezing.
Notice that not a single foraging society fell into the (0 – 5%) animal subsistence category. Dasarathy J, Gruca LL, Bennett C, Parimi PS, Duenas C, Marczewski S, Fierro JL, Kalhan SC.
Most (73%) of the 229 hunter-gatherers consumed 46% or more of their daily energy as animal food. Crowe FL, Steur M, Allen NE, Appleby PN, Travis RC, Key TJ.
If we accept the idea that vegetarianism represents an ideal human diet, then this manner of eating must be part of a much larger or ultimate mechanism governing human biology. ” Why would a vegetarian diet, or for that matter, any diet represent an optimal nutritional road map for our species?
In conjunction with the Geosciences Advisory Unit at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton we are able to offer this technique for precisely dating very recent sediments.