Moderators: María Dolores Marin-Monfort1 and Sara García-Morato1
1 Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales-CSIC, Madrid, Spain.
Fossil sites provide a record of the biotic and abiotic events extend over space and time. For this reason, fossil sites may not be considered as an original image of the past. Ivan A. Efremov observed that species recovered from fossil sites usually formed fossil accumulations in alien surroundings, and this fact have a special relevance to palaeoecological interpretations. These observations led Efremov to proposed the term of Taphonomy in 1940 as a new branch of Paleontology which describes the study of the transition of the remains, parts, or products of organisms from the biosphere to the litosphere. Taphonomy provides information about past organisms, their associations with past environments, climates, ecosystems and, also, inform us about fossilization enviroments. This discipline has become relevant in several palaeontological and archaeological studies. Furthermore, actualistic studies in taphonomy have gained importance to produce more reliable interpretations of fossil sites. Research in the field is becoming multidisciplinary, applying new methodological approaches and refining current methods that have recently led this discipline to produce a significant impact on forensic sciences too.
The aim of this workshop is to cover a wide range of topics centered on taphonomy. Submissions are invited from any area of taphonomic research including palaeontological, archaeological, forensic and actualistic studies.
- CHARACTERISING LEOPARD (PANTHERA PARDUS) AS TAPHONOMIC AGENT THROUGH THE USE OF MICRO-PHOTOGRAMMETRIC RECONSTRUCTION OF TOOTH MARKS by Arriaza, M. C., Aramendi, J., Mate-Gonzalez, M. A., Yravedra, J., & Stratford, D.
- WHAT IS BORING IN FOSSIL RESIN? by Bojarski, B.
- AN EXPERIMENT OF RECENT STROMATOLITES PRESERVATION FOR STUDY OF ANCIENT ANALOGUES by Cardoso Dorneles, V. A., Bahniuk Rumbelsperger, A. M., Pietsch, J. P. C., & Marangon, G. M.
- BIOEROSION ON VALVES OF MOLLUSKS IN LOS POCITOS (LATE PLEISTOCENE) SOUTH OF BUENOS AIRES PROVINCE, ARGENTINA by Charó, M. P., Aceñolaza, G., Cavallotto, J. L., & Charó, G. D.
- VERTEBRATE TAPHONOMY OF THE FOSSIL REMAINS FORM THE CORRAL DE ENMEDIO FORMATION (UPPER CRETACEOUS) CABULLONA GROUP, SONORA, MÉXICO by Duarte-Bigurra, R., & González-León, C. M.
- ACTUALISTIC TAPHONOMY OF SOUTH AMERICAN SMALL MAMMALS INGESTED BY PREDATORS.ITS IMPORTANCE IN THE INTERPRETATION OF THE FOSSIL RECORD by Fernández, F. J., & Montalvo, C. I.
- HOLOCENE SMALL MAMMALS HUNTED BY OWLS AND HUMANS IN THREE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES OF SOUTHERN BRAZIL by Fernández, F. J., Hadler, P., Cherem, J. J., Stutz, N. S., Dias, N. S., & Pardiñas, U. F. J.
- ROLLING RODENTS by García-Morato, S., Marin-Monfort, M. D., & Fernández-Jalvo, Y.
- EARLY TAPHONOMIC ALTERATION IN RECENT FORAMINIFERA FROM A WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN COASTAL LAGOON (TORREBLANCA, EASTERN SPAIN) by Guillem, J., & Usera, J.
- SUBDIVERSITY AND OVERDIVERSITY: OUR ABILITY TO RECONSTRUCT PALAEOECOSYSTEMS by Kargopoulos, N., Liakopoulou, D., & Kampouridis, P.
- BIOEROSION OF VERTEBRATE FOSSILS IN A MARINE BONEBED by Street, H. P.