Geology Fossils

Geology Fossils - Fossils Fosils are the remains or traces...

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Fossils Fosils are the remains or traces of ancient life which have been preserved by natural cases In the earthes crust Fossils include both the remains of organisms suchs as bones or shells and the traces …. . Fossil preservation To become preserved as a fossil and organism must: Have preservable parts bones shells teeth woods are more readily preserved tgab soft parts Be buried by sediment to protect the organism from scavengers and decy Escape physical chemical and biological destruction after burial, (bioturbation) Organisms do not all have an equal chance of being preserved The organism must live in a suitable environment Marine and transitional environments are more favorable for fossil preservation, higher rather of sediment deposition Type of fossil preservation 1. Imprints of hard parts in sediment 2. Preservation…. The shells of invertebrates and single celled organisms vertebrate bones and teeth: a. Calcite b. Aragonite c. Phosphate d. Silica e. Organic Chemical alteration of hard parts
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course GEOL 102 taught by Professor Major during the Fall '07 term at Ole Miss.

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Geology Fossils - Fossils Fosils are the remains or traces...

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