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bone bed

[′bōn ‚bed]
(geology)
Several thin strata or layers with many fragments of fossil bones, scales, teeth, and also organic remains.
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The discovery of an embryonic dinosaur bonebed from China is the oldest such occurrence in the fossil record.
According to the researchers, the latest findings of the embryonic dinosaur bonebed offer more opportunities to better understand dinosaur embryology.
Only about one square metre of the bonebed has been excavated to date, but this small area also yielded pieces of eggshell, the oldest known for any terrestrial vertebrate.
The Sharktooth Hill bonebed is exposed over approximately 100 sq.
m, of the bonebed on the south bank has been carefully examined, and yielded a concentration of bison remains, including several remarkably well-preserved crania (FIGURE 3), along with post-cranial elements (particularly vertebrae, mandibles, and distal limb elements).
Redschlag, a devoted fan of The Simpsons television program, named the bonebed the "Homer Site.
When I started working on bonebeds in Dinosaur Provincial Park in 1978, I met great resistance to the ideas that some dinosaurs moved in enormous herds and were migratory.
Oard, "Dinosaur Tracks, Eggs, and Bonebeds," in Oard and Reed, Rock Solid Answers, 246-7.
We thus bring the precision already established for excavation at bonebeds and rockshelters of the North American Plains and Europe to surface architecture and activity areas.
As an example of a secondary processing area located near a mass kill, Clary Ranch differs from other Palaeoindian bison kill-butchery bonebeds.