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Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsMcMahon, S., Bosak, T., Grotzinger, J.P., Milliken, R.E., Summons, R.E., Daye, M., Newman, S.A., Fraeman, A., Williford, K.H. and Briggs, D.E.G., 2018. A field guide to finding fossils on Mars. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets.vol. 123, no. 5, pp. 1020-1040 https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2017JE005478 McMahon, S., The chemistry of fossilization on Earth and Mars. http://www.portlandpresspublishing.com/sites/default/files/biochemist/Biochemist Space issue Dec 2018/BioDEC18_chemistry of fossilization pg 28.pdf Yours, Paul H.
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsWas There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans? Adam Frank, The Atlantic, April 13, 2018 https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/are-we-earths-only-civilization/557180/ Schmidt, G.A. and Frank, A., 2018. The Silurian hypothesis: would it be possible to detect an industrial civilization in the geological record?. International Journal of Astrobiology, pp. 1-9. https://arxiv.org/abs/1804.03748 https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/international-journal-of-astrobiology/article/silurian-hypothesis-would-it-be-possible-to-detect-an-industrial-civilization-in-the-geological-record/77818514AA6907750B8F4339F7C70EC6 There are two very good books that discuss what a technological civilization, ours, would behind in the archaeological – geological record. They are; Weisman, A., 2008. The world without us. Macmillan. 0312427905, 9780312427900 and Zalasiewicz, J. and Freedman, K., 2009. The Earth after us: what legacy will humans leave in the rocks?. Oxford University Press. 0199214980, 9780199214983 Dr. Zalasiewicz has written a papers about the Anthropocene and the signature and traces that would survive in the geologic record. Examples are: Zalasiewicz, J., Waters, C.N. and Williams, M., 2014. Human bioturbation, and the subterranean landscape of the Anthropocene. Anthropocene, 6, pp. 3-9. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264241410_Human_bioturbation_and_the_subterranean_landscape_of_the_Anthropocene and Zalasiewicz, J., Williams, M., Waters, C.N., Barnosky, A.D. and Haff, P., 2014. The technofossil record of humans. The Anthropocene Review, 1(1), pp. 34-43. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/264461538_The_technofossil_record_of_humans Related papers can be found at: Jan Zalasiewicz, University of Leicester, Department of Geology, https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jan_Zalasiewicz Yours, Paul H. "The past is never dead. It's not even past." William Faulkner, Act 1, Scene III, Requiem for a Nun (1951)
Oxytropidoceras posted a topic in Fossil NewsEvidence suggests life on Earth started after meteorites splashed into warm little ponds, PhysOrg, October 2, 2017 https://phys.org/news/2017-10-evidence-life-earth-meteorites-splashed.html How did Life Start? Meteorites crashing into Darwin's Little Warm Ponds May Have been Trigger, by Megham Bartels, Newsweek. http://www.newsweek.com/2017/10/27/how-did-life-start-meteorites-crashing-darwins-warm-little-ponds-was-possible-675655.html The paper is: Pearce, B.K., Pudritz, R.E., Semenov, D.A. and Henning, T.K., 2017. Origin of the RNA world: The fate of nucleobases in warm little ponds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 114 no. 43, pp. 11327-11332 http://www.pnas.org/content/114/43/11327 https://arxiv.org/pdf/1710.00434.pdf Yours, Paul H.