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Kamenitza (white arrows) and rillenkarren (red arrow) on limestone in the southern Namib Desert. Image courtesy of H. Viles.

Image courtesy of M. Bourke. 1 These features are known as ripples in the archaeology literature, but the use of that term in this context is not appropriate given its existing use in fluvial and aeolian literature. 41 Chapter 3: Fluvial Features Percussion pits Scale: clast Feature description: Percussion events often crush the mineralogical structure of the surface, resulting in pits (Figs. F7 and F19). These features occur in relatively non-brittle and/or heterogeneous materials. , sandstone, will not usually propagate a percussion fracture.

Figure F16 Radial fissures on basalt boulder following percussion. Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona. See also Figures F1315. Image courtesy of M. Bourke. Figure F17 Large radial fissures (a) in Oak Creek Canyon, Arizona. Note modification and overprinting at edges by step terminations (b). Image courtesy of M. Bourke. 40 Chapter 3: Fluvial Features Undulations1 Scale: sub-facet Feature description: Undulations are concentric ridges that originate from the initiation point of a percussion fracture. They are aligned perpendicular to the direction of impact.

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