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Here we suggest that the small ephemeral lake basin (and dune with Late Holocene stone tool assemblage) overlies palaeochannels identified on the airphoto shown in Field et al.
He has found that water moves continually, if very slowly, below these ephemeral lakes that form when water drains into natural depressions lined with clay soils.
Typically, the basins are internally drained, resulting in the formation of saline ephemeral lakes known as playas.