Ralf-Dietrich Kahlke (Ed.)
Das Pleistozän von Untermassfeld bei Meiningen (Thüringen)Monographien des RGZM
The geology and palaeontology of the extraordinarily rich Early Pleistocene fossil vertebrate site of Untermassfeld has been the focus of an international investigation involving a diverse team of scientists under the coordination of R.-D. Kahlke. Part 1 of the multipart monograph covers the history of the scientific investigation of the fossil deposit and its surroundings as well as articles on the site’s geology and palaeomagnetism, its mollusc fauna, and the recovered remains of fish, amphibians, turtles and birds. The exceedingly rich amount of bovid, cervid, hippo and wild boar finds are also discussed and the volume concludes with the overall excavation findings (geology, paleozoology, taphonomy, paleoecology, and stratigraphy). All of the richly illustrated articles are in German, English or French and each has a detailed English summary.