stratigraphy …

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… in Badlands National Park in South Dakota, USA.

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abandon hope …

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Or should you? From Wikipedia: “For 11,000 years, Native Americans have used this area for their hunting grounds. Long before the Lakota were the little-studied paleo-Indians, followed by the Arikara people. Their descendants live today in North Dakota as a part of the Three Affiliated Tribes. Archaeological records combined with oral traditions indicate that these people camped in secluded valleys where fresh water and game were available year round.”

vanishing terrain …

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… in Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Geologists say the Badlands erode about an inch every year. That means the Badlands, currently about 500,000 years old, will be gone in another 500,000 years. Geologically, that amount of time is just a blink of the eye.