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Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle PleistoceneThe Porcupine Cave Fauna from Colorado$
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Anthony Barnosky

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780520240827

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520240827.001.0001

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Age and Correlation of Key Fossil Sites in Porcupine Cave

Age and Correlation of Key Fossil Sites in Porcupine Cave

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(p.64) Seven Age and Correlation of Key Fossil Sites in Porcupine Cave
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Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene
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Anthony D. Barnosky

Christopher J. Bell

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0007

This chapter assesses how key deposits in the cave (Pit, DMNH Velvet Room excavation, CM Velvet Room excavation, Badger Room) relate temporally to each other, to some other localities in the cave, and to the chronologic time scale. It describes the application of acid racemization for relative age placements of Porcupine Cave localities, and assesses the application of magnetostratigraphic, biochronologic, and biostratigraphic techniques to key fossil sites in Porcupine Cave.

Keywords:   Pit, Velvet Room excavation, Badger Room, acid racemization, Porcupine Cave, magnetostratigraphic technique, biochronologic technique, biostratigraphic technique

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