Taphonomy In Paleontology

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Taphonomy is a word derived from ‘tafo’ and ‘nomo’ which mean ‘burial’ and ‘law’ respectively. Basically Taphonomy is the study of burial or the study of the decaying species over time. It was introduced by a Russian Scientist Ivan Efremov in 1940 to describe the study of the transition of remains or products of organisms.
Taphonomy as a field was initially developed in paleontology to clarify how and why extinct creatures were fossilized and preserved in the land record. All the more particularly, Taphonomy is the study of the processes that influence the decomposition, dispersal, erosion, burial, and re-exposure of organisms after, at, and even before death. Archeologists study the processes to figure out how plant and animal remains are

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