Jordan Mallon, Department of Earth Sciences

Taphonomy is the study of those processes that act on an organism after it dies and before it becomes fossilized. Taphonomic processes are often characterized as destructive by nature, because they tend to obliterate information relating to soft tissues and behaviour. However, this is not always the case; sometimes taphonomic processes can actually enhance our understanding of prehistoric life. In this talk, I will discuss two areas of my dinosaur research where taphonomic processes have helped, not hindered, our understanding of the life habits of these ancient animals.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016 in
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