Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance
Raymond R. Rogers, David A. Eberth, Anthony R. Fiorillo
University of Chicago Press, Feb 15, 2010 - Science - 512 pages
The vertebrate fossil record extends back more than 500 million years, and bonebeds—localized concentrations of the skeletal remains of vertebrate animals—help unlock the secrets of this long history. Often spectacularly preserved, bonebeds—both modern and ancient—can reveal more about life histories, ecological associations, and preservation patterns than any single skeleton or bone. For this reason, bonebeds are frequently studied by paleobiologists, geologists, and archeologists seeking to piece together the vertebrate record.
Thirteen respected researchers combine their experiences in Bonebeds, providing readers with workable definitions, theoretical frameworks, and a compendium of modern techniques in bonebed data collection and analysis. By addressing the historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of bonebed research, this edited volume—the first of its kind—provides the background and methods that students and professionals need to explore and understand these fantastic records of ancient life and death.
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2 Bonebeds through Time
Classification Biases and Patterns of Occurrence
Applications of Bonebed Data
5 A Practical Approach to the Study of Bonebeds
6 Numerical Methods for Bonebed Analysis
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