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fossil

the remains of a once-living organism preserved in the rock strata.
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The eastern half of the continent was instead characterised by conditions far less suitable for fossilisation.
As Kaplan already noted, to approach everything as traumatic or at least potentially traumatic would lead to the "fossilisation of the concept" (2005: 25).
"Failure to put in place the right measures will see the fossilisation of the hills and the rural communities that rely on them," said Steve Smith, the BWMB's Montgomeryshire representative.
This was astonishing because it had always been assumed that any living matter inside the bones would have been destroyed in the intervening 60 million years by the fossilisation process.
brings beehive This was astonishing because it had always been assumed that any living matter inside the bones would have been destroyed in the intervening 60 million years by the fossilisation process.
The almost minuscule teeth are somewhat round and stained yellowish-brown by the fossilisation process.
The almost miniscule teeth is somewhat round and stained yellowish-brown by the fossilisation process.
Until a few years ago, researchers thought minerals would have replaced all the bones and tissues of the original animal during fossilisation, leaving no chemical traces behind, but two recently developed methods have turned up more information about the dinobird and its plumage.
This is certainly a Barber Opera for the 21st century, post-modern in production terms and post "period-performance" fossilisation in musical values.
Rather than being the result of a single cataclysm, the graveyard was probably the result of favourable fossilisation conditions, the scientists believe.
Nevertheless, one is struck by the fossilisation of Palmezzano's style, for he shows little awareness of Raphael, Michelangelo, Correggio or Titian, but instead continues to plough his resolutely local furrow.
This results in linguistic interference or borrowing and typically in the fossilisation of errors when speaking Spanish or any of the languages of the Spanish territory.