Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology

Atlas of Taphonomic Identifications

1001+ Images of Fossil and Recent Mammal Bone Modification

Authors: Fernández-Jalvo, Yolanda, Andrews, Peter

  • Comprehensive atlas with 1001 illustrations depicting taphonomic modifications
  • Casts new light on the type of modifications rather than the more traditional agent of modification
  • Will appeal to archaeologists, anthropologists and palaeontologists working in the field and in the laboratory who need to identify the processes affecting fossil bone, as well as pathologists and forensic anthropologists
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About this book

The aim of the atlas is to provide images of taphonomic modifications, making it as comprehensive as possible with evidence presently available. This volume is intended both as a field guide for identifying taphonomic modifications in the field, and for use in the laboratory when collections of fossils are being analyzed. Images in the book are a combination of scanning electron micrographs, regular photographs, cross-sections of bones and line drawings and graphs. By providing good quality illustrations of taphonomic modifications, with links between similar types of modification, the atlas provides a reference source for identifying the agents responsible for the modifications, the processes by which they were formed, and the potential bias introduced by the processes.

The authors also aim to emphasize on the directions they consider taphonomic studies should be headed.  Firstly, we should seek to quantify the degree of bias introduced into a fossil fauna and to take account of this bias before interpreting the palaeoecology of the fossil site. Secondly, we should recognize that taphonomic modifications increase the information encoded in fossils by identifying perimortem and postmortem contexts. This provides a more dynamic and realistic view of the past.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction and Rationale

    Fernández-Jalvo, Yolanda (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

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  • Methods in Taphonomy

    Fernández-Jalvo, Yolanda (et al.)

    Pages 7-22

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  • Linear Marks

    Fernández-Jalvo, Yolanda (et al.)

    Pages 25-100

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  • Pits and Perforations

    Fernández-Jalvo, Yolanda (et al.)

    Pages 101-153

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  • Discoloration and Staining

    Fernández-Jalvo, Yolanda (et al.)

    Pages 155-166

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7432-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 103,95 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-7430-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Atlas of Taphonomic Identifications
Book Subtitle
1001+ Images of Fossil and Recent Mammal Bone Modification
Authors
Series Title
Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-7432-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-7432-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-7430-7
Series ISSN
1877-9077
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 359
Number of Illustrations and Tables
820 b/w illustrations, 311 illustrations in colour
Topics