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7th International Bone Diagenesis Meeting

[Congrès, colloques, réunions]

du 22 au 25 octobre 2013

Fossil bones and teeth record important information about the life history of the individual as well as climate and habitat. While bone histology is often preserved and is increasingly used in vertebrate palaeontology, the geochemical signals recorded during mineralization may be altered or even reset during fossilization, potentially leading to false interpretation.

Since 1988, the purpose of the Bone Diagenesis meetings is to bring together scientists from different disciplines such as archaeology, anthropology, palaeontology, palaeobiology, geochemistry, radiometric dating, mineralogy, genetics, forensics, taphonomy, etc. working on ancient bones and teeth as archives to reconstruct the behaviour and life history of vertebrates as well as their environment and taphonomy. Basic and applied aspects of bone diagenesis are covered spanning a wide temporal range, from the Paleozoic to modern times.

Les thèmes
- Understanding and quantifying diagenetic alteration and processes
- Spatial heterogeneities of diagenesis
- Deciphering in vivo from post-mortem geochemical signature
- New proxies and analytical methods
- Diagenesis and dating
- Diagenesis and genetics
- Diagenesis and the reconstruction of ancient environments

En savoir plus

- Vincent BALTER
CNRS UMR 5276 "Laboratoire de Geologie de Lyon"
Ecole Normale Superieure de Lyon
46, Allee d’Italie
69364 Lyon Cedex 07, France
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- Dr. Antoine ZAZZO
CNRS UMR 7209 "Archéozoologie, Archéobotanique : Sociétés, Pratiques et Environnements"
- Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle
- 55, rue Buffon
- 75231 Paris cedex 05, France.
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