How Can Taphonomy Be Defined in the XXI Century?



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Domínguez Rodrigo, Manuel and Fernández López, Sixto Rafael and Alcalá, Luis (2011) How Can Taphonomy Be Defined in the XXI Century? Journal of paleontology, 9 (1). pp. 1-13. ISSN 0022-3360

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Taphonomy, as a branch of learning and a research area, has undergone a tremendous growth in the past
few decades. It has extended its application from palaeontology to other disciplines, it has broadened its
referential scope and has incorporated humans as taphonomic agents. This has affected the way
taphonomy is perceived by its practitioners and requires a modification of its definition, following a
process that is common in most evolving natural science disciplines.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Taphonomy, Archaeology, Palaeontology, Palaeobiology, Biostratinomy, Fossil-diagenesis
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Paleontology
ID Code:24165
Deposited On:09 Jan 2014 13:29
Last Modified:11 Dec 2018 08:42

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