Sayles(1931) first coined this term to refer to any sediment deposited by the wind and subsequently lithified. The definition of Fairbridge and Johnson (1978) reflects the widely accepted use of the term to define dune calcarenite.
- Sayles, R.W., 1931. Bermuda during the ice age. Proceeding of the America Academy of Arts and Science 66, 381–467.
- Fairbridge, R.W., Johnson, D.L., 1978. Eolianite. In: Fairbridge, R.W., Bourgeois, J.(Eds.)., The Encyclopedia of Sedimentology. Dowden, Hutchinson and Ross, Stroudsburg, PA, pp. 279–282.