University of Bristol
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Taphonomy Begins with Death
So Why Experiment?
Experimental Taphonomy or How are Fossils Created?
Death and Decay Experiments
The Miracle of Minerals
Flash Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry
Case study - Decay and Preservation of polychaetes: taphonomic thresholds in soft bodied organisms
Case study - Chemical preservation of insect cuticle from the Pleistocene asphalt deposits of California, USA
Disintegration and Transportation
Glossary of terms
Written by Suzanne Bowie (1998-9) as part of the Masters in Palaeobiology coursework.
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