If the order of stratification differ from that of densities, we can show that each step of approximation to this order lowers the sum of tensions.
The buildings here show a stratification analogous to that of the palace of Cnossus.
The sides of the hill are rocky, and remarkable for the regular stratification of the limestone, which gives the hill at a distance the appearance of being terraced.
No satisfactory collection has been made of the Celtic inscriptions of Cisalpine Gaul, though many are scattered about in different museums. For our present purpose it is important to note that the archaeological stratification in deposits like those of Bologna shows that the Gallic period supervened upon the Etruscan.
The horizontal stratification of some of these masses gives them a curiously architectural aspect, further increased by the effect of the numerous vertical joints by which the rock is cleft into buttresses and recesses along the fronts of the precipices and into pinnacles and finials along the summits.
Wherever stratification is observed in these formations in Mississippi, it shows a dip west and south of 20 or 30 ft.