Harvard University Press

Life History of a Fossil: An Introduction to Taphonomy and Paleoecology

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ISBN: 9780674530850
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Publication Date: 1981-09-16
Number of pages: 222
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Pat Shipman sets forth the taphonomic methods of analyzing how animal remains are acted upon and altered, both by biological and by geographic phenomena, in their passage from the biosphere of bones and carcass into the lithosphere of fossils. She explains the role of disease, predation, accidents, postmortem destruction, and transport in the life history of a fossil, and provides an introduction to the relevant geological concepts and to faunal analysis.

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