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Vertebrate Taphonomy (Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology)

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In recent years archaeologists and paleontologists have become increasingly interested in how and why vertebrate animal remains become, or do not become, fossils. Vertebrate Taphonomy introduces interested researchers to the wealth of analytical techniques developed by archaeologists and paleontologists to help them understand why prehistoric animal remains do or do not preserve, and why those that preserve appear the way they do. This book is comprehensive in scope, and will serve as an important work of reference for years to come.

Synopsis:

Archaeologists and paleontologists have become increasingly interested in how and why vertebrate animal remains become, or do not become, fossils. Vertebrate Taphonomy introduces interested researchers to the wealth of analytical techniques developed to help understand prehistoric animal remains. It is comprehensive in scope, and will serve as an important work of reference for years to come.

Synopsis:

This comprehensive work of reference covers the wealth of analytical techniques developed to help understand prehistoric animal remains.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 466-501) and index.

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. What is taphonomy?; 2. The history and structure of taphonomy; 3. Taphonomy in practice and theory; 4. Structure and quantification of vertebrate skeletons; 5. Vertebrate mortality, skeletonization, disarticulation, and scattering; 6. Accumulation and dispersal of vertebrate remains; 7. Frequencies of skeletal parts; 8. Butchering, bone fracturing and bone tools; 9. Other biostratinomic factors; 10. Burial as a taphonomic process; 11. Diagenesis; 12. Taphonomy of fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians; 13. Discussion and conclusions; Glossary.

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ISBN:
9780521458405
Editor:
Barker, Graeme
Author:
Lyman, Cma
Editor:
Barker, Graeme
Author:
Slater, Elizabeth
Author:
Lyman, R. Lee
Author:
Renouf, Priscilla
Author:
R. Lee, Lyman
Author:
Dincauze, Dena
Author:
Brothwell, Don
Author:
Bogucki, Peter
Author:
Barker, Graeme
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Archaeology
Subject:
Vertebrates
Subject:
Animal remains (archaeology)
Subject:
Taphonomy.
Subject:
Animal remains
Subject:
Archaeology-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology (Paperback)
Series Volume:
no. 22
Publication Date:
20040331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
46 b/w illus.
Pages:
552
Dimensions:
9.86x7.26x1.17 in. 2.18 lbs.

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