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Vertebrate Paleontological Techniques


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Foreword J. R. Horner; Preface; Introduction P. Leiggi and P. May; 1. Conservation of vertebrate paleontology collections S. Y. Shelton; 2. Adhesives and consolidants S. Y. Shelton and D. S. Charney; 3. Collecting taphonomic data from vertebrate localities R. R. Rogers; 4. Macrovertebrate collecting: field organisation and specimen collecting P. Leiggi, P. May and C. R. Schaff; collecting in caves F. Grady; site documentation D. Tanke; 5. Microvertebrate collecting - large-scale wet sieving for fossil microvertebrates in the field M. C. McKenna, A. R. Bleefield and J. S. Mellett; 6. Laboratory preparation: macrovertebrate preparation P. May, P. Reser and P. Leiggi; microscopic preparation W. W. Amaral; non-petrification preparation K. Anderson, J. Davids and T. Hodorff; fossilized eggshell preparation B. Quinn; 7. Chemical preparation I. Rutsky, W. B. Elvers and J. G. Maisey; 8. Heavy liquids: their use and methods in paleontology R. McCarty and J. Congleton; 9. Histologic techniques J. W. Wilson; 10. Molding, casting, painting: molding and casting M. Goodwin and D. S. Chaney; cast painting M. Tiffany and B. Iwanma; 11. Mounting of fossil vertebrate skeletons K. Carpenter, J. Madsen and A. Lewis; 12. Methods and use of CT-scan and X-ray: CT scan of fossils S. Clark and I. Morrison; radiography of fossils J. Harbersetzer; Index.

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Everything that amateur and professional fossil hunters will ever need to know about modern palaeontological techniques and practice.

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