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Fossils in the Making : Vertebrate Taphonomy and Palaeoecology - Anna K. Behrensmeyer

Fossils in the Making

Vertebrate Taphonomy and Palaeoecology

Paperback Published: 1st January 1980
ISBN: 9780226041537
Number Of Pages: 350

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One of the first interdisciplinary discussions of taphonomy (the study of how fossil assemblages are formed) and paleoecology (the reconstruction of ancient ecosystems), this volume helped establish these relatively new disciplines. It was originally published as part of the influential Prehistoric Archeology and Ecology series.

"Taphonomy is plainly here to stay, and this book makes a first class introduction to its range and appeal."—Anthony Smith, Interdisciplinary Science Reviews

Series Editors'
Foreword
Preface
Introduction
History and Background
Taphonomy: Its History and Role in Community Evolution
Paleogeomorphology and Continental Taphonomy
Modern Ecology and Models for the Past
Linking the Ecology of Past and Present Mammal Communities
The Role of Modern Ecological Studies in Reconstruction of Paleoenvironments in Sub-Saharan Africa
Taphonomy in Modern Environments
The Recent Bones of Amboseli National Park, Kenya, in Relation to East African Paleoecology
Ethnoarcheological Contributions to the Taphonomy of Human Sites
Some Criteria for the Recognition of Bone-Collecting Agencies in African
Early Postmortem Damage to the Remains of Some Contemporary East African Mammals
Taphonomy in the Laboratory
Fluvial Taphonomic Processes: Models and Experiments
Functional Anatomy and Taphonomy
Trace Elements in Bones as Paleobiological Indicators
Organic Geochemistry of Bone and Its Relation to the Survival of Bone in the Natural Environment
Paleoecology
The Interpretation of Mammalian Faunas from Stone-Age Archeological Sites, with Special Reference to Sites in the Southern Cape Province, South Africa
The Significance of Bovid Remains as Indicators of Environment and Predation Patterns
Community Evolution in East Africa during the Late Cenozoic
Conclusion
References
List of Contributors
Index
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ISBN: 9780226041537
ISBN-10: 0226041530
Series: Midway Reprints
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 350
Published: 1st January 1980
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.0  x 1.93
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition