microfossil


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microfossil

[¦mī·krō′fäs·əl]
(paleontology)
A small fossil which is studied and identified by means of the microscope.
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Microfossil and Fourier Transform InfraRed analyses of Lapita and post-Lapita human dental calculus from Vanuatu, Southwest Pacific.
2010, Microfossil evidence for diverse macroscopic crustaceans in the middle Cambrian Earlie Formation of Saskatchewan (abstract): Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting 2010, Palaeontological Association Newsletter, v.
Multivariate analysis of microfossil abundance was first shown to be useful for reconstruction of paleoclimate by using transfer functions for planktic foraminifers (Imbrie and Kipp, 1971).
Firstly, high rates of sedimentation tend to dilute benthic microfossil assemblages; and secondly, sudden influxes of sediment load in debris flows or turbidites can kill off and bury established benthic communities.
To be accepted as bona fide, ancient microfossils must be structurally preserved biogenic remnants that are indigenous to and syngenetic with the primary deposition of sedimentary rocks of known stratigraphic and geographic source and established age (5, 14).
com/articles/nature21377) world's oldest microfossil was previously found in Quebec, Canada, by a group of researchers from the University College London.
Biogenic silica (BSi) is most often used as an indicator of the amount of siliceous microfossil material in sediments, which, in most cases, is primarily derived from diatoms (Conley, 1998).
sediba and revised discussion of the earliest appearance of the genus Homo, revised and updated interpretations of stone tool technologies of the earliest American immigrants, new molecular evidence and new fossil and archaeological discoveries, updated chapters on the human experience from the Ice Age to the earliest civilizations, more on Africa and East Asia in the discussion of the origins of agriculture and more on the recent contributions based on plant microfossil research and DNA analyses, an updated section on why civilizations formed, updated and shortened sections on Mesopotamia and Peru, and more on the earliest Chinese civilizations.