In this chapter, the author considers both the potential role stratigraphic records play in extending process data and substantiating geomorphic concepts, particularly those encompassed in dynamic metastable equilibrium as well as aspects of the use of current geomorphic concepts and process data in the interpretation of the stratigraphic record. The deep sea record demonstrates eight major climatic cycles in the last 730 000 yr, and similar cycles of somewhat less magnitude but greater frequency continue back beyond the Plio-Pleistocene boundary. The effect of these climatic events on geomorphic systems and resulting responses are well documented in the stratigraphic record. Likewise, geomorphic observations and interpretations associated with the sediment and soil records may allow placement of the stratigraphic record in a broader and precise spatial context. Other interpretations are possible and earlier interpretations at Cherokee considered the main cycles to be the result of Holocene climatic change. Assuming that climate and climatic change are dominant controls on this stratigraphic record, correlations to Schumm’s cycles are at a lower level.