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Dinosaur Taphonomy

Anthony R. Fiorillo and David A. Eberth

in The Dinosauria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242098
eISBN:
9780520941434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Taphonomy is the study of all biotic and abiotic factors that influence the preservation of organismal remains after death. This chapter discusses dinosaur taphonomy, including its importance, ... More


Gestures and positions

Rick Peterson

in Neolithic cave burials: Agency, structure and environment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526118868
eISBN:
9781526144645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526118868.003.0003
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter begins by considering the history of interpretation of multi-stage burial practices in the Neolithic. These interpretations have contrasted secondary burials involving exposure and bone ... More


: A Practical Approach to the Study of Bonebeds

David A. Eberth, Raymond R. Rogers, and Anthony R. Fiorillo

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Every bonebed preserved in the stratigraphic record reflects the interplay of complex physical, chemical, and biological phenomena. Rocks provide the overall context for bonebeds preserved in the ... More


Studying Dry Land with a Maritime Perspective

Alistair Sponsel

in Darwin's Evolving Identity: Adventure, Ambition, and the Sin of Speculation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226523118
eISBN:
9780226523255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226523255.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter argues that Darwin’s theoretical insights on the geology and paleontology of South America were made possible by his experience with maritime surveying on the continent’s Atlantic and ... More


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