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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1984)

Document title

River ice as a taphonomic agent: an alternative hypothesis for bone "artifacts"

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

THORSON R. M. ; GUTHRIE R. D. ;

Abstract

An intuitive taphonomic model is developed to explain how river ice of temperate and high-latitude rivers may affect bones, and to predict the modifications expected. Partial testing of the model by experiments designed to simulate river breakup produced bone modifications such as fractures, flakes, facets, striations, isolated cuts, and polish. The taphonomic effects of river ice must be discounted prior to the interpretation of such features as human in origin.

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1984, vol. 22, no2 [pp. 172-188]

Bibliographic references : 12 réf.

Language

Anglais

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