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fossil

the remains of a once-living organism preserved in the rock strata.
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host of rare fossils, dinosaur bones and geological specimens
There was the huge claw found in Surrey which came from the Baryonyx, which stalked swamps and rivers, and the first dinosaur bones to ever be found, 40ft underground in a slate mine near Oxford.
Dinosaur National Monument is located 15 miles east of Vernal and is home of the world-famous Wall of Bones, which showcases more than 1,500 dinosaur bones that can be viewed from the new Quarry Exhibit Hall.
So that's an added attraction to the coastal footpath, that you are walking on top of dinosaur bones!
Paris: Scientists said Tuesday they have discovered what appear to be red blood cells and collagen fibres in dinosaur bones, a find that may boost prospects of prising organic remains from a much wider range of fossils.
Also included are short lists of probable new undescribed species and traces of beetle species that have been found on dinosaur bones. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
Underlying this striking evolutionary transformation change is a halving in the number of wrist bones, but developmental biologists and palaeontologists have different names for most of them, and seldom agree on the correspondence between specific dinosaur bones and those of their bird descendants.
Thick fog clung to the South Dakota prairie where Peter Larson and other collectors had been digging for dinosaur bones, and their 75 Suburban had a flat tire.
A team of palaeontologists on Tuesday unearthed a huge bunch of dinosaur bones, including leg bones and three bones of cervical vertebrate, that could shed light on the life of the extinct creature.
Because bones show growth rings much like trees, the size of fossilised dinosaur bones at different ages allows palaeontologists to calculate how fast they put on weight over a lifetime.
At the Research Field Station, kids can hunt fossils and dig for dinosaur bones. They can also put on dinosaur costumes and climb into a Troodon nest.
Chef Nicholas Mackay was chosen by George Brown to spend 10 days at Milk River, relieving the palaeontologists of their usual cooking duties on top of their fieldwork hunting dinosaur bones.