Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

by Raymond R. Rogers
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226723704

ISBN-13: 9780226723709

Pub. Date: 11/01/2007

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

The vertebrate fossil record extends back more than 500 million years, and bonebeds—localized concentrations of the skeletal remains of vertebrate animals—help unlock the secrets of this long history. Often spectacularly preserved, bonebeds—both modern and ancient—can reveal more about life histories, ecological associations, and

Overview

The vertebrate fossil record extends back more than 500 million years, and bonebeds—localized concentrations of the skeletal remains of vertebrate animals—help unlock the secrets of this long history. Often spectacularly preserved, bonebeds—both modern and ancient—can reveal more about life histories, ecological associations, and preservation patterns than any single skeleton or bone. For this reason, bonebeds are frequently studied by paleobiologists, geologists, and archeologists seeking to piece together the vertebrate record.

Thirteen respected researchers combine their experiences in Bonebeds, providing readers with workable definitions, theoretical frameworks, and a compendium of modern techniques in bonebed data collection and analysis. By addressing the historical, theoretical, and practical aspects of bonebed research, this edited volume—the first of its kind—provides the background and methods that students and professionals need to explore and understand these fantastic records of ancient life and death. 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226723709
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1        A Conceptual Framework for the Genesis and Analysis of Vertebrate Skeletal Concentrations
                                     Raymond R. Rogers and Susan M. Kidwell
 
Chapter 2        Bonebeds Through Time
                                    Anna K. Behrensmeyer
 
Chapter 3        A Bonebeds Database: Classification, Biases, and Patterns of Occurrence
                                    David A. Eberth, Matthew Shannon, and Brent G. Noland 

Chapter 4
       From Bonebeds to Paleobiology
                                    Donald B. Brinkman, David A. Eberth, and Philip J. Currie
 
Chapter 5        A Practical Approach to the Study of Bonebeds
                                    David A. Eberth, Raymond R. Rogers, and Tony R. Fiorillo 

Chapter 6
        Numerical Methods for Bonebed Analysis
                                    Richard W. Blob and Catherine Badgley 

Chapter 7
       Trace Element Geochemistry of Bonebeds
                                   Clive Trueman
 
Chapter 8        Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Bonebed Fossils: Reconstructing Paleoenvironments, Paleoecology, and Paleobiology
                                   Henry Fricke

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