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Paleometry: A Brand New Area in Brazilian Science

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Author(s):
Delgado, Adriana de Oliveira [1] ; Buck, Pedro Victor [2] ; Oses, Gabriel Ladeira [3] ; Ghilardi, Renato Pirani [4] ; Rangel, Elidiane Cipriano [5] ; Alves Forancelli Pacheco, Mirian Liza [2]
Total Authors: 6
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Ciencias & Tecnol Sustentabilidade, BR-18052780 Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Ctr Ciencias Humanas & Biol, BR-18052780 Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Geociencias, BR-05508080 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[4] Univ Estadual Paulista Julio Mesquita Filho UNESP, Fac Ciencias, BR-17033360 Bauru, SP - Brazil
[5] Univ Estadual Paulista Julio Mesquita Filho UNESP, BR-18087180 Sorocaba, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 5
Document type: Journal article
Source: MATERIALS RESEARCH-IBERO-AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MATERIALS; v. 17, n. 6, p. 1434-1441, NOV-DEC 2014.
Web of Science Citations: 4
Abstract

Paleometry is a promising research field that brings together different areas, such as physics and chemistry, applied to paleobiological issues. In spite of being recognized abroad, it is a new research field in Brazil. The most important characteristic is the application of mostly non-destructive techniques to the study of fossils. This work compiles some paleometrical applications to different geological contexts, such as the synthesis of hard skeleton in Corumbella werneri, geochemical aspects about fresh water bivalves from the Bauru Group and the exceptional preservation of arthropods from the Crato Member. Diffuse Reflectance Infrared (DRIFT) and Energy Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy (EDX) were complementary to elucidate the types of skeletogenesys in Corumbella. In the case of the bivalves, DRIFT revealed to be important to elucidate aspects about death and fossilization. Among arthropods, morphological analysis with Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) associated with EDX was more profitable to understand fossilization process and paleoenvironmental implications. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/06719-7 - Sistematic of fossil bivalves of Bauru Group (Late Cretaceous, Bauru Basin) in Presidente Prudente area, São Paulo State, Brazil
Grantee:Ariadne Cristina de Antonio
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 13/06718-0 - Paleoecology of fossil bivalves of Bauru Group (Late Cretaceous, Bauru Basin) in Presidente Prudente area, São Paulo State, Brazil
Grantee:Thaís Carolina Silva Cirino Bueno
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 09/02312-4 - Morphological reconstitution and systematic analysis of Corumbella werneri Hahn et al. 1982 (Tamengo Formation, Ediacaran, Corumbá Group), Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil: paleoecological and taphonomical implications.
Grantee:Mírian Liza Alves Forancelli Pacheco
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/16545-6 - Taphonomic Study of Bivalves in the Bauru Group (Late Cretaceous, Bauru Basin) around the municipalities of Presidente Prudente and Pirapozinho, São Paulo, Brazil
Grantee:Nayara Yoshimini de Oliveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation