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fossil

the remains of a once-living organism preserved in the rock strata.
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The team revealed the existence of fossilised traces of motility in this same geological deposit next to fossilised microbial biofilms, which formed carpets between the superficial sedimentary layers.
1878 Year the fossilised bones of Dippy were found in Wyoming, USA 32 metres is the length of the plaster cast which will be unveiled today
The fossilised bones were found spread across five slabs of rock and although some were preserved together in the correct position, others had been scattered and separated by the actions of scavenging fish and seaurchins.
The fossilised shells had been collected over a 100 years ago by Eugene Dubois, the discoverer of H.
Josh Chait, the spokesman for the auctioneer in Beverly Hills, said that the spectacular specimen was possibly the longest example of coprolite - fossilised dinosaur feces ever to be offered at auction, presented in four sections, each with a heavy black marble custom base.
DIG THIS Emelia Fawbert, five, with the fossilised remains of an Ice Age rhinoceros.
The spider was found fossilised in amber in France.
FOSSILISED insects have helped scientists uncover evidence which may go some way towards disproving theories of global warming.
New evidence unearthed by a Welsh scientist has raised questions about the theory that birds evolved from a type of feathered dinosaur.: Fossilised dinosaur dung reveals surprising secrets:When we think about what dinosaurs ate, we usually envisage them munching on meaty slabs of other dinosaurs, or at least chewing on the leaves of luscious palms.
A RARE cluster of fossilised dinosaur eggs from the Far East has gone on public display near Nuneaton.