Author: Howard Armstrong,Martin Brasier

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118685458

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 5943

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

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

View: 8537

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.

Geologic Problem Solving with Microfossils

A Volume in Honor of Garry D. Jones


Author: Thomas David Demchuk,Anthony C. Gary

Publisher: SEPM Soc for Sed Geology

ISBN: 1565761375

Category: Science

Page: 347

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Environmental Micropaleontology

The Application of Microfossils to Environmental Geology


Author: Ronald E. Martin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461541670

Category: Science

Page: 481

View: 6806

Microfossils are ideally suited to environmental studies because their short generation times allow them to respond rapidly to environmental change. This book represents an assessment of the progress made in environmental micropalaeontology and sets out future research directions. The taxa studied are mainly foraminifera, but include arcellaceans, diatoms, dinoflagellates, and ostracodes. The papers themselves range from reviews of applications of particular taxa to specific case studies.


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.

Reconstructing Earth's Climate History

Inquiry-based Exercises for Lab and Class


Author: Kristen St. John,R. Mark Leckie,Kate Pound,Megan Jones,Lawrence Krissek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119959896

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 7982

The context for understanding global climate change today lies in the records of Earth’s past. This is demonstrated by decades of paleoclimate research by scientists in organizations such as the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), the Antarctic Geological Drilling Program (ANDRILL), and many others. The purpose of this full colour textbook is to put key data and published case studies of past climate change at your fingertips, so that you can experience the nature of paleoclimate reconstruction. Using foundational geologic concepts, students explore a wide variety of topics, including: marine sediments, age determination, stable isotope paleoclimate proxies, Cenozoic climate change, climate cycles, polar climates, and abrupt warming and cooling events, students are invited to evaluate published scientific data, practice developing and testing hypotheses, and infer the broader implications of scientific results. It is our philosophy that addressing how we know is as important as addressing what we know about past climate change. Making climate change science accessible is the goal of this book. This book is intended for earth science students at a variety of levels studying paleoclimatology, oceanography, Quaternary science, or earth-system science. Additional resources for this book can be found at: http://www.wiley.com/go/stjohn/climatehistory.


A Useful Tool in Subsurface Geology


Author: Steven K. Fox,Geological Society of New Jersey

Publisher: ICON Group International


Category: Fossils

Page: 4

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Collecting microfossils


Author: Hubert Gregory Schenck,Robert T. White

Publisher: N.A


Category: Nature

Page: 27

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