Category: Taphonomy

Taphonomic Expansion: Understanding the Processes that Shape Fossil Records

Taphonomy is the study of how organisms decay and become fossilized. It is an interdisciplinary field involving biology, geology, and paleontology. Taphonomic expansion is a concept in taphonomy that refers to the process by which the range of taphonomic processes that affect an organism is expanded. In other words, it is the idea that taphonomic