Registration and abstract submissions for the 7th International Bone diagenesis Meeting, BD13, hosted at ENS Lyon (France) are opened. This meeting follows on from the previous meeting in Bonn (September 2009).
Fossil bones and teeth record important information about the life history of the individual as well as climate and habitat. While bone histology is often preserved and is increasingly used in vertebrate palaeontology, the geochemical signals recorded during mineralization may be altered or even reset during fossilization, potentially leading to false interpretation.
Since 1988, the purpose of the Bone Diagenesis meetings is to bring together scientists from different disciplines such as archaeology, anthropology, palaeontology, palaeobiology, geochemistry, radiometric dating, mineralogy, genetics, forensics, taphonomy, etc. working on ancient bones and teeth as archives to reconstruct the behaviour and life history of vertebrates as well as their environment and taphonomy. Basic and applied aspects of bone diagenesis are covered spanning a wide temporal range, from the Paleozoic to modern times.
Dates: 22nd – 25th October 2013
Early Bird Deadline: 15th August 2013
Abstract Submission Deadline: 30th August 2013