To this end, my colleagues and I have just published a paper about the ancient environment of the Winton Formation at Isisford to better understand the taphonomic history of crocodyliforms, osteichthyan fish, and dinosaur fossils uncovered there. We propose that around 100 million years ago, Isisford lay in the middle of a river delta that flowed into the nearby Eromanga Sea.
We came to this conclusion by studying the sandstone concretions that encase each of the fossils found at Isisford. These concretions formed when sand grains were cemented together with calcium carbonate (calcite) from calcium-rich groundwater. The majority of fossils appear not to be distorted or warped in any way, and as fossilisation occurs under high temperature and high pressure, it seems the concretions surrounding the buried bones and afforded them some protection. If this calcite cement, and therefore the concretions formed before fossilisation, then information about groundwater quality where the bones were buried would be locked away in the calcite minerals themselves - specifically, isotopes of carbon and oxygen.
Syme, C., Welsh, K., Roberts, E., and Salisbury, S. 2016. Depositional environment of the Lower Cretaceous (upper Albian) Winton Formation at Isisford, central-western Queensland, inferred from sandstone concretions. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 86: 1067-1082. DOI: 10.2110/jsr.2016.67