FOSSILS

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Definition of Fossils: Nicolaus Steno - 1669

Types of Fossils

  1. body fossils
  2. trace fossils
    1. tracks and trailways
    2. coprolites
    3. gastroliths
Preservation of Fossils
  1. preservation without alteration
  2. altered remains
  3. permineralization
  4. recrystallization
  5. replacement
  6. carbonization
  7. fossil fuels
  8. molds and casts

Odds Against Fossilization

Estimating the Weight of Dinosaurs


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