All posts tagged with taphonomy

Lichens did not grow on Homo naledi

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Earlier this summer, Francis Thackeray published a short paper in the South African Journal of Science suggesting that lichens had deposited manganese upon t...

Notable: Sima de los Huesos taphonomy

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Notable paper: Sala, Nohemi, Juan-Luis Arsuaga, Ignacio Martínez and Ana Gracia-Téllez (2015) Breakage patterns in Sima de los Huesos (Atapuerca, Spain) hom...

Digestive evanescence

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Also in The Guardian, “Strange but true: science’s most improbable research” includes some taphonomy: