Breathing Life Into Fossils

Breathing Life Into Fossils

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Taphonomy, the study of the processes leading to the fossilization of organic remains, is one of the most important avenues of inquiry in human origins research. Breathing Life into Fossils is a major contribution to taphonomic studies in paleoanthropology and natural history. This book emanates from a Stone Age Institute conference celebrating the life and career of naturalist Bob Brain, a pioneer in bringing taphonomic perspectives to human evolutionary studies. Contributions by leading researchers provide a state-of-the art look at the maturing field of taphonomy and the unique perspectives it provides to research into human origins. This important volume reveals approaches taken to the study of bone accumulations at prehistoric sites in Africa, Eurasia, and America, and provides fascinating insights into patterns produced by carnivores, by hunter-gatherers, and by our human ancestors._T , 19, d, b{aquot;%ml, s, 19 18 ifa€œ 1 72 J E30 f Figure 6. Diagram of a goat skeleton published in 1967. sample collected in the Namib Desert. yearlings usually being the surplus males. After mandible pieces, the ... So it became clear that the parts of the goat skeleton that survive best are the unchewable ones. In the course of thisanbsp;...

Title:Breathing Life Into Fossils
Author:Travis Rayne Pickering, Kathy Diane Schick, Nicholas Patrick Toth
Publisher: - 2007


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