Describe the Types of Fossils?

Answer Along with genetics, fossils are one of the most useful windows we have into the natural history of life on Earth. Essentially, a fossil is a record of an organism, showing and the size, shape and ... Read More »

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The Five Types of Fossils?

The term fossil originated from the Latin word fossilis that means "dug up." Any organic remains preserved in part of the Earth's crust are fossils, though the most interest lies in fossils of exti... Read More »

Types of Body Fossils?

A fossil is the prehistoric remains of a living organism (animal or plant). Fossils are preserved when they are buried under numerous layers of mud and sand. There are two main categories of fossil... Read More »

Types of Fossils Found?

Fossils are the remnants of organic material (e.g., animals and plants). Most organic material dissolve over time; however, several different types of fossils have been found. This high variety of ... Read More »

Types of Trace Fossils?

Trace fossils provide evidence of ancient, and more modern, species that have roamed the earth. Trace fossils are simply disturbances left in the soil by a organism as it passes by. Trace fossils a... Read More »