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Morphological taphonomic transformations of fossil bones in continental environments, and repercussions of their chemical composition

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Fernández Jalvo, Yolanda and Sánchez Chillón, B. and Andrews, Peter and Fernández López, Sixto Rafael and Alcalá Martínez, L. (2002) Morphological taphonomic transformations of fossil bones in continental environments, and repercussions of their chemical composition. Archaeometry, 44 (3). pp. 353-361. ISSN 1475-4754

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to provide a summary of structural or surface modifications of
vertebrate bone remains in continental palaeoenvironments that may have repercussions on
their chemical composition. Both before and after burial, a different set of physical, chemical
and biological agencies may produce modifications of the bone morphological structure
and/or bone chemical composition. Several of these morphological modifications are diagnostic
of particular agents, which otherwise may not be noticed or identified in a fossil
association. In order to understand diagenesis, those events that occurred before final burial
have to be considered, as they may strongly modify the bone morphological structure and
influence post-burial changes.


Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Taphonomy, Surface Bone modifications, Diagenesis, Chemical composition, Pre-Burial, Post-Burial
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Paleontology
ID Code:24364
Deposited On:28 Jan 2014 12:25
Last Modified:11 Dec 2018 08:42

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