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Experimental analysis of soft‐tissue fossilization: opening the black box

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Taphonomic experiments provide important insights into fossils that preserve the remains of decay‐prone soft tissues, tissues that are usually degraded and lost prior to fossilization. These fossils are among the most scientifically valuable evidence of ancient life on Earth, giving us a view into the past that is much less biased and incomplete than the picture provided by skeletal remains alone. Although the value of taphonomic experiments is beyond doubt, a lack of clarity regarding their ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1111/pala.12360

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Natural History Museum
Oxford college:
Linacre College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0001-6838-5566
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Purnell, MA
Grant:
NE/K004557/1
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Gabbott, SE
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NE/K004557/1
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Donoghue, PCJ
Grant:
NE/P013678/1
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Donoghue, PCJ
Grant:
NE/P013678/1
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Funding agency for:
McNamara, M
Grant:
H2020-20140-ERC-StG-637691-ANICOLEVO
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Publisher:
Wiley Publisher's website
Journal:
Palaeontology Journal website
Volume:
61
Issue:
3
Pages:
319-323
Publication date:
2018-03-20
Acceptance date:
2018-01-31
DOI:
EISSN:
1475-4983
ISSN:
0031-0239
Source identifiers:
825678
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pubs:825678
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uuid:7439b0f9-e71d-4ade-9ea8-1858ecf797a0
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2018-02-21

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