Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance, by Rogers, Raymond R.
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- ISBN: 9780226723709 | 0226723704
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 1/30/2008
The vertebrate fossil record extends back more than 500 million years, and bonebedslocalized concentrations of the skeletal remains of vertebrate animalshelp unlock the secrets of this long history. Often spectacularly preserved, bonebedsboth modern and ancientcan 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 inBonebeds,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 volumethe first of its kindprovides the background and methods that students and professionals need to explore and understand these fantastic records of ancient life and death.