Microfossils

Author: Howard Armstrong,Martin Brasier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118685458

Category: Science

Page: 304

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This is a new and completely rewritten edition of the well-knowntext Microfossils (first published in 1980) covering all themajor microfossil groups, with information on taxonomy, phylogeny,ecology and palaeoecology. particular attention is given to the uses of microfossils inenvironmental reconstruction and biostratigraphy numerous line and half-tone illustrations emphasis on practical applications of micropalaeontology only student-friendly micropaleontology text available
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The Archaeological and Forensic Applications of Microfossils: A Deeper Understanding of Human History The Archaeological and Forensic Applications of Microfossils

A Deeper Understanding of Human History

Author: M. Williams,T. Hill,I. Boomer,I.P. Wilkinson

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1786203057

Category: Science

Page: 304

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Microfossils are an abundant component of the sedimentary rock record. Their analysis can reveal not only the environments in which the rocks were deposited, but also their age. When combined, the spatial and temporal distribution patterns of microfossils offer enormous utility for archaeological and forensic investigations. Their presence can act as a geological ‘fingerprint’ and the tiniest fragment of material, such as a broken Iron Age potsherd, can contain a microfossil signature that reveals the geographical source of the materials under investigation. This book explores how microfossils are employed as tools to interpret human society and habitation throughout history. Examples include microfossil evidence associated with Palaeolithic human occupation at Boxgrove in Sussex, alongside investigations into human-induced landscape change during the Holocene. Further examples include the use of microfossils to provenance the source materials of Iron Age ceramics, Roman mosaics and Minoan pottery, in addition to their application to help solve modern murder cases, highlighting the diverse applications of microfossils to improving our understanding of human history.
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Ediacaran Microfossils from the Doushantuo Formation Chert Nodules in the Yangtze Gorges Area, South China, and New Biozones

Author: Pengju Liu,Malgorzata Moczydlowska

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119564204

Category: Science

Page: 176

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Fossils and Strata is an international series of monographs and memoirs in palaeontology and biostratigraphy, owned by, and published on behalf of, The Lethaia Foundation in cooperation between the Scandinavian countries. Fossils and Strata forms part of the same structured publishing programme as the international journal Lethaia and provides a complementary outlet for more comprehensive systematic and regional monographs, including taxonomic descriptions. Fossils and Strata also offers the publication of thematic special issues comprising a series of shorter contributions.
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Biostratigraphy

Microfossils and Geological Time

Author: Brian McGowran

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521048170

Category: Science

Page: 459

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Microfossils give us information about ancient environments and insights into macroevolution, but they can also be used to correlate the absolute ages of rocks provided by geologists. This important modern synthesis follows the development of biostratigraphy from classical origins into petroleum exploration and deep-ocean drilling. It explores in depth the surprisingly wide application of biostratigraphic methods. This is essential reading for advanced students and researchers working in basin analysis, sequence stratigraphy, palaeoceanography, palaeobiology and related fields.
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