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dc.contributor.advisorBabcock, Loren
dc.creatorMeadows, Joey
dc.description.abstractThis set of experiments was designed to gain insight into the potential for feathers to fossilize in a variety of depositional settings. Taphonomic experimentation on chicken feathers (Gallus gallus domesticus) took place in six different experimental settings: open air (protected, unprotected), freshwater (oxygenated, anoxic), and salt water (oxygenated, anoxic). Feathers showed surprising resistance to breakdown in most experimental settings. After eight weeks, feathers showed little or no obvious change except in the freshwater, oxygenated setting. Feathers in the freshwater, oxygenated setting began to break down in three weeks; structural integrity of the shaft was reduced, and barbs easily fell from the shaft.en_US
dc.publisherThe Ohio State Universityen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesThe Ohio State University. School of Earth Sciences Senior Theses; 2021en_US
dc.subjectDepositional Environmenten_US
dc.titleExperimental Investigation of the Taphonomy of Holocene Chicken Feathersen_US
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