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Paleometry: A brand new area in Brazilian science

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Author(s):
Adriana de Oliveira Delgado ; Pedro Victor Buck ; Gabriel Ladeira Osés ; Renato Pirani Ghilardi ; Elidiane Cipriano Rangel ; Mirian Liza Alves Forancelli Pacheco
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: MATERIALS RESEARCH-IBERO-AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MATERIALS; v. 17, n. 6, p. 1434-1441, Dez. 2014.
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) ín Presidente Prudente area, São Paulo State, Brazil
Grantee:Ariadne Cristina de Antonio
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 09/02312-4 - Morphological reconstitution ánd systematic analysis of Corumbella werneri Hahn et al. 1982 (Tamengo Formation, Ediacaran, Corumbá Group), Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil: paleoecological ánd taphonomical implications
Grantee:Mírian Liza Alves Forancelli Pacheco
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 13/06718-0 - Paleoecology of fossil bivalves of Bauru Group (Late Cretaceous, Bauru Basin) ín Presidente Prudente area, São Paulo State, Brazil
Grantee:Thaís Carolina Silva Cirino Bueno
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 13/16545-6 - Taphonomic study of bivalves ín “The Bauru Group (Late Cretaceous, Bauru Basin) around “The municipalities of Presidente Prudente ánd Pirapozinho, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Grantee:Nayara Yoshimini de Oliveira
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation