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Synonyms for fossil

fossilized remains


Synonyms for fossil

an old-fashioned person who is reluctant to change or innovate

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someone whose style is out of fashion

the remains (or an impression) of a plant or animal that existed in a past geological age and that has been excavated from the soil

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I always wanted to dig up dinosaur bones," he says.
It's really quite a puzzle as dinosaur bones are younger than the rocks of this area which are 250 million years old.
But by 2002, the government put a stop to people who smuggled dinosaur bones and eggs and sold them.
A new twist in an old story about dinosaur bones sounds like a fairy tale for fossil fans: Once upon a time, scientists discovered three different dinosaur skulls in the northern United States.
Scientists from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have announced the discovery of perhaps the largest collection of dinosaur bones ever excavated.
Researchers dig a tunnel into the permafrost in order to collect dinosaur bones, an activity that carries its own perils, while other experts decipher the evidence in order to bring their hypotheses to life with CGI animation.
No dinosaur bones here, but expect to learn about microscopic sculptures of dust and hair and about a bat that can penetrate solid objects.
She admired Hanna's ability to keep promises, and then her self-actualization as a determined protector of the precious dinosaur bones from a greedy developer.
Now the only thing the sun-baked land is rich in is dinosaur bones, but Tyler discovered something much more significant than that.
rex bone reacted with antibodies to chicken collagen, further suggesting the presence of birdlike protein in the dinosaur bones.
The rock that holds and protects the dinosaur bones also shelters clues that let scientists guess how dinosaurs lived, and sometimes how they died.
Deep inside he envies her uncanny skills in somehow locating dinosaur bones, but he would never admit that to anyone.
Many of the dinosaur bones on this island were discovered by families on holiday," a guide at the Dinosaur Isle museum tells the kids.
Around every turn, it seems, there is someone eager to talk about a rattlesnake's digestive system, dinosaur bones found in the area, the characteristics of various animal skulls, or perhaps the hunting prowess of a ferruginous hawk.
Additional articles depict the work of biologists, geologists, cartographers, and other scientists--exploring the ocean floor, preparing dinosaur bones for display, and solving the mystery of three-legged frogs, for example.