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fossilized remains


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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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In the first comprehensive study of the Bohemian Upper Ordovician sequences, Boucek (1928) separated and described richly fossiliferous sediments of the so-called Polyteichus Facies, which is characterized by a dominance of carbonate-cemented silty shale.
Fossils of frogs and pond turtles dominate the assemblage, consistent with the presence of a pond or wetland situation during deposition of the fossiliferous sediment.
The site of Dealul Guran is a collapsed rockshelter situated on the north-east oriented flank of the south-western hill, at the top of which are exposed low bluffs of fossiliferous sandy limestone (unit 6).
Petrographic studies of Ibese limestone deposit have shown that the rock is highly fossiliferous with the identified fossils indicating deposition in an open shelf environment.
37869[degrees]E), closed woodland/forest on fossiliferous sediments beside lake, in leaf-litter and under logs, Earthwatch Team 8, 05/xi/2004 (W2447); ditto (27.
In 1969 and 1973, a field crew from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, collected fossil specimens and fossiliferous matrix from the Turtle Butte Formation, which was later studied by Schumaker [2].
The limestone horizons are richly fossiliferous with abundant ammonites, pelecypods and echinoid remains.
It consists of predominantly fossiliferous mudstones and sandstones representing shallow marine deposits arranged in coarsening-upward cycles (Prave et al.
Having already described him in most of his present habitatory and anatomical peculiarities, it now remains to magnify him in an archaeological, fossiliferous, and antediluvian point of view.
Additionally, fossiliferous (non-marine bivalves and plants) Eocene sediments are extant as silcrete caps on interfluves (Wilde and Backhouse 1978); these are located at elevations 310-320m a.
That species tally renders Inciarte the most fossiliferous, or fossil-rich, site in northern South America.
Fossiliferous Cretaceous amber from Myanmar (Burma): its rediscovery, biotic diversity, and paleontological significance.
They include grains and fragments from corals, foraminiferan tests, gastropod shells, bivalve shells, sponge spicules, fossiliferous fragments, crinoids, sea urchin spines, and others.
Although the strata are not particularly fossiliferous, an interesting diversity of fossils is found throughout the section.
Taphonomic grades as a classification for fossiliferous assemblages and implications for paleoecology.