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Science: Earth_Sciences: Paleontology: Taphonomy

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Death Is A Sure Bet, Fossilization Is A Long Shot
Paper on plant and invertebrate taphonomy by Aaron Spriggs.

International Plant Taphonomy Meeting
Informal workshops focusing on recent developments in the science of plant taphonomy. Site includes meeting information and abstracts.

Journal Of Taphonomy
The stated goal of the Journal of Taphonomy is to facilitate the academic diffusion of the discipline that is basic to the interpretation of past systems of biotic interaction. Submission and subscription information.

Plant Fossils and Their Preservation
Includes a section of conditions required for plant fossil preservation, the various levels of preservation, and types of fossils.

Shelf and Slope Environmental Taphonomy Initiative
Research project to measure taphonomic rates in a range of continental shelf and slope environments of deposition.

A brief introduction from Deciphering Earth History: A Laboratory Manual.

Taphonomy and Preservation
Comprehensive tutorial on taphonomy and preservation from the State University of New York at Cortland.

Taphonomy: Insight into Stratigraphy, Sedimentology, and Evolution
Abstracts of taphonomy papers presented at the 2002 meeting of the Geological Society of America.

Taphonomy: Learning from the Dead
Description and syllabus of this field course in vertebrate and invertebrate taphonomy.

Taphonomy of the Rhynie Chert
University of Aberdeen presentation of the preservation of biota in Rhynie chert.

Taphos 2002
Program of the 2002 International Conference on Taphonomy and Fossilization.


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