Actualistic Taphonomy in South America

  • Sergio Martínez
  • Alejandra Rojas
  • Fernanda Cabrera

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 48)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sergio Martínez, Alejandra Rojas, Fernanda Cabrera, Diego Antuña
    Pages 61-68
  3. Claudio G. De Francesco, Eleonor Tietze, Paula A. Cristini, Gabriela S. Hassan
    Pages 69-88
  4. Fresia Ricardi-Branco, Francisco Santiago Rios, Sueli Yoshinaga Pereira
    Pages 111-138
  5. Heitor Francischini, Spencer G. Lucas, Paula Dentzien-Dias, Cesar L. Schultz
    Pages 139-150
  6. Laura Marchionni, Darío O. Hermo, Bruno H. Mosquera, Lucía A. Magnín, Laura L. Miotti, Eloisa García Añino
    Pages 169-191
  7. Nahuel A. Scheifler, Agustina Massigoge, Cristian A. Kaufmann, Daniel J. Rafuse, Mariela E. González, María A. Gutiérrez et al.
    Pages 193-220
  8. Renato Pirani Ghilardi, Maria Clara Silva Pinto, Thays Paganella Marcondes, Sabrina Coelho Rodrigues
    Pages 243-267
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 269-272

About this book


Highlighting the latest research on Actualistic Taphonomy (AT), this book presents the outcomes of a meeting that took place in Montevideo, Uruguay, in October 2017. Its respective chapters offer valuable insights into South American archaeology, invertebrate and vertebrate fauna, and flora.

In recent years, there has been a surge of new research on AT, as evidenced by numerous papers, talks, theses, etc. However, there are still very few AT books or even dedicated journal articles. Reflecting the discipline’s newfound maturity, this book, written by South American authors, offers a unique resource for academics and students of Paleontology, Geology, and Biology around the world.


Actuopaleontology South American paleontology Taphonomic processes Paleoecology Process of fosilization Invasive species Plant remains Mollusc biogeographic ranges in the Uruguayan coast Argentine pampas Microbial research

Editors and affiliations

  • Sergio Martínez
    • 1
  • Alejandra Rojas
    • 2
  • Fernanda Cabrera
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de PaleontologíaFacultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la RepúblicaMontevideoUruguay
  2. 2.Departamento de PaleontologíaFacultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la RepúblicaMontevideoUruguay
  3. 3.Departamento de PaleontologíaFacultad de Ciencias, Universidad de la RepúblicaMontevideoUruguay

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