A comprehensive bibliography of the Carolina bays literature

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Ross, Thomas E. “A comprehensive bibliography of the Carolina bays literature.” Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society 103.1 (1987), 28-42.


The introduction to the bibliography defines Carolina bays; provides an aerial photograph of Carolina bays in Robeson County; and lists (with source) eighteen theories of their origin. The bibliography lists over 350 published items. Ross defines Carolina bays as shallow depressions, probably formed 10,000-15,000 years ago, which vary in size from smaller than an acre to over 2,000 acres; he states that they “are ubiquitous in all parts of the county” (Ross, One Land, Three Peoples, Karo Hollow Press, 1993, p. 21).

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Carolina bays
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