Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780226020372 Published August 1990 Not for sale in Europe or the British Commonwealth except Canada

Owls, Caves and Fossils

Predation, Preservation and Accumulation of Small Mammal Bones in Caves, with an Analysis of the Pleistocene Cave Faunas From Westbury-Sub-Mendip, Somerset, U.K.

Peter Andrews

Owls, Caves and Fossils
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Peter Andrews

239 pages | 421 halftones, 112 figures, 1 map, 65 tables, frontispiece | © 1990
Cloth $80.00 ISBN: 9780226020372 Published August 1990 Not for sale in Europe or the British Commonwealth except Canada
Owls, Caves, and Fossils is the first comprehensive, fully illustrated account of small mammal taphonomy. The study of small mammal remains has previously been neglected in favor of such large mammals as elephants, bovids, and carnivores, and Andrews remedies this deficiency by analyzing the taphonomic processes significant in the preservation of small mammal fauna in caves.
Contents
Preface
1. Introduction to Small Mammal Taphonomy
2. Predators and Predation
3. Modifications of Small Mammal Bones
4. Cave Formation and Taphonomy
5. The Cave Deposits at Westbury-Sub-Mendip
6. The Westbury Small Mammals Faunas
7. Palaeoecology of the Westbury
Appendix
References
Index
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