Articles | Volume 18, issue 11
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Microbial and geo-archaeological records reveal the growth rate, origin and composition of desert rock surface communities
- Final revised paper (published on 04 Jun 2021)
- Supplement to the final revised paper
- Preprint (discussion started on 08 Jan 2021)
Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor |
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RC1: 'Comment on bg-2020-467', Anonymous Referee #1, 13 Jan 2021
AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Roey Angel, 09 Mar 2021
- AC4: 'Reply on AC1', Roey Angel, 09 Mar 2021
- AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Roey Angel, 09 Mar 2021
RC2: 'Comment on bg-2020-467', Anonymous Referee #2, 28 Jan 2021
- AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Roey Angel, 09 Mar 2021
CC1: 'Comment on bg-2020-467', Kate Buckeridge, 04 Feb 2021
- AC3: 'Reply on CC1', Roey Angel, 09 Mar 2021
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Mar 2021) by Denise Akob
AR by Roey Angel on behalf of the Authors (20 Apr 2021) Author's response Manuscript
EF by Sarah Buchmann (21 Apr 2021) Author's tracked changes
ED: Publish as is (03 May 2021) by Denise Akob
AR by Roey Angel on behalf of the Authors (10 May 2021)
In the manuscript “Estimating the growth rate in desert biological rock crusts by integrating archaeological and geological records” by Wieler et al., the authors propose a creative method for dating the age of archeological sites by evaluating the growth rates of the rock-crust of biological origin. Although a helpful and required method, the assumptions and constraints made should be better specified.
Below are my comments.
Therefore, a more precise definition of the type of studied rock-crust is needed, in addition to accuracy in citing other types of crust structures.
Macholdt, D.S., Jochum, K.P., Pohlker, C., Arangio, A., Forster, J.-D., Stoll, B., et al, (2017) Characterization and differentiation of rock varnish types from different environments by microanalytical techniques. Chem Geol 459: 91.