Taphonomy: New Branch of Paleontology

Ivan Efremov, Saint Petersburg State University

This site contains an article by Ivan Efremov from a 1940 issue of the Pan-American Geologist. This article was the first to define the field of taphonomy, which is the study of the effects of burial on specimens. The paper covers such concepts as estimating the layout of fossil bone beds and the number of individuals present.

This resource is referenced here:
Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology:Preservation and Taphonomy
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Paleontology