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Till

1. A term for government funds.

2. A British term for a cash register.
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The work of Mawson (1949) on the Sturtian Tillites of South Australia ('the greatest thing of the kind recorded anywhere in the world; Mawson, 1958) is a good example of the classical approach to interpretation of sedimentary strata containing poorly sorted, laminated and banded rocks.
That tillites were found closely associated with carbonates was cited as additional evidence of huge fluctuations in global climates.
First, the Snowball model is based on stratigraphic analyses, which, to borrow Harland and Herod's (1975) phrase are 'sedimentologically unsophisticated" Old, and by now very shop-worn assumptions that poorly sorted diamictite facies must be continental tillites deposited below ice sheets, and any fine-grained, rhythmically laminated facies are glaciolacustrine varvites, can still be found in the Snowball literature (Hoffman et al.
Second, the model is based on the circular argument that because the deposits are tillites that are of a wide global extent, then they must record an unusual catastrophic event such as global glaciation.