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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, UK

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By: Peter Andrews

232 pages, B/w photos, line illus, figs, tabs,

Natural History Museum (London NHM)

Hardback | Dec 1990 | #9910 | ISBN: 0565011189
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Taphonomy is the study of animal remains after death, including fossilisation. Much of our knowledge of fossil mammals comes from accumulations of bones in caves, probably by owls or small carnivores. This book reviews the data from one such assemblage in Somerset, and compares it with other assemblages from around the world.

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