Biosphere to Lithosphere: New Studies in Vertebrate Taphonomy

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Taphonomic studies are a major methodological advance, the effects of which have been felt throughout archaeology. Zooarchaeologists and archaeobotanists were the first to realise how vital it was to study the entire process of how food enters the archaeological record, and taphonomy brought to a close the era when the study of animal bones and plant remains from archaeological sites were regarded mainly as environmental indicators.This volume is indicative of recent developments in taphonomic studies: hugely diverse research areas are being explored, many of which would have been totally unforeseeable only a quarter of a century ago.

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Magnitude of faunal accumulations by carnivores and humans in the South American Andes
new criteria for their distinction
signatures on avian bones

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