Current research on the taphonomy of a Middle Pleistocene faunal assemblage from Schöningen 12B, Germany, is presented. The larger mammal assemblage is associated with stone tools and displays a high degree of fragmentation. The Voorhies-Group analysis suggests that the assemblage was not subjected to fluvial selection. Traces of carnivore gnawing are abundant and cranial and leg elements dominate the assemblage, pointing towards carnivore transport or carnivore selection. Traces of hominid activities are scarce but some cutmarks have been discovered. The assemblage is believed to represent different activities, both natural and hominid.


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Boudewijn Voormolen. (1996). Het onderzoek naar de taphonomie van het fauna-complex Schöningen 12B: de vraagstellingen, methoden en enkele voorlopige resultaten. Cranium, 13(1), 39–46.