noun see taphonomy

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  • taphonomy — noun Etymology: Greek taphē burial + English nomy Date: 1940 the study of the processes (as burial, decay, and preservation) that affect animal and plant remains as they become fossilized; also the processes themselves • taphonomic adjective •… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Derek Briggs — Derek Ernest Gilmor Briggs is an Irish paleontologist and taphonomist based at Yale University. Briggs is one of three paleontologists who were key in the reinterpretation of the fossils of the Burgess Shale. Contents 1 Professional achievements… …   Wikipedia

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  • taphonomy — taphonomic /taf euh nom ik/, adj. taphonomist, n. /teuh fon euh mee/, n. Paleontol., Anthropol. 1. the circumstances and processes of fossilization. 2. the study of the environmental conditions affecting the preservation of animal or plant… …   Universalium

  • taphonomy — [ta fɒnəmi] noun the branch of palaeontology concerned with the processes of fossilization. Derivatives taphonomic adjective taphonomist noun Origin 1940s: from Gk taphos grave + nomy …   English new terms dictionary

  • taphonomy — [ta fän′ə mē] n. the branch of paleontology that deals with the process of fossilization taphonomic [taf΄ə näm′ik] adj. taphonomical [taf΄ə nämi kəl] taphonomist [ta fän′əmist] n …   English World dictionary

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