Taphonomy of the vertebrate fossils from the Neogene deposits in northern Thailand
Date:2008/07/10 - 2008/08/04
The geological and paleontological investigation was conducted in the Chiang Muan Mine and Sop Mae Tham in northern Thailand.
113 specimens were collected from the former locality.
13 of 14 in situ materials were disarticulated and their long axes of the bones were parallel to the bedding.
These occurrences indicate that the sedimentation would play the main role of the final burial.
However, one of these in situ materials indicates the another burial process.
The long axis of the metatarsal in the partly articulated bones of the artiodactyl is nearly perpendicular to the bedding plain.
It suggests that this material might not be transported before final burial.
At least two burial processes are recognized in the Chiang Muan.