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Through competitive play, game players learn about taphonomy (i.e., processes that affect an organism as it fossilizes). They explore how the organism’s biology, the environment it was deposited in, the physical and chemical changes during burial and decomposition, as well as discovery biases, can influence whether or not an organism is collected. Players attempt to preserve the best fossil collection by “time-traveling” to the Jurassic; there they protect their specimens from taphonomic factors (either from random environmental events or other players) and learn what processes enhance or diminish preservation. Players then return to the present to recover their specimens and learn that collection issues can also bias sample recovery.
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Nov 12, 2019
Martindale, Rowan C.;Weiss, Anna M., 2019, ""Taphonomy: Dead and Fossilized" board game. Most recent game version (print and play)", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/NQV2CU, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V3
This is the most up-to-date version of the "Taphonomy: Dead and Fossilized" board game (Print-and-Play). This site also contains the associated educational material and instructions to play the game.
Nov 12, 2019
Martindale, Rowan, 2019, "High School Edition of "Taphonomy: Dead and Fossilized" board game", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/USRIGL, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V3
High School Edition of the "Taphonomy: Dead and Fossilized" board game. This site contains the print-and-play version of the game as well as the associated educational material and instructions to play the game.
Nov 1, 2019
Martindale, Rowan C.;Weiss, Anna M., 2019, ""Taphonomy: Dead and Fossilized" board game and associated educational material tested in 2018/2019", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/UWCVKH, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V1
This is the Print-and-Play version of "Taphonomy: Dead and Fossilized" that was used for testing the game's efficacy in an undergraduate classroom. This site also contains the associated educational material and instructions to play the game during the assessment.
Nov 1, 2019
Martindale, Rowan C.;Weiss, Anna M., 2019, "Supplemental Data S1-S3 and S26-S37", https://doi.org/10.18738/T8/GEXSAF, Texas Data Repository Dataverse, V1
Supplemental Data for Weiss and Martindale paper. Student and Professor Survey Questions and Results as well as statistical analyses of the data.
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