you are collecting objects that could be millions of years old, embedded in materials that were created in tropical or Antarctic seas, incredible," says Chris Stratton, NT learning officer.
The word fossil
comes from the Latin word fossilis, which means, dug up.
are often stored in plaster casts or jackets to protect them from damage.
Debate over whether she represents a previously unknown species reached a fever pitch with the publication of a new analysis of the Flores fossils
in the Sept.
that a few dozen other people and I dug up will help scientists understand more about what this ancient environment was like and what types of animals and plants lived there.
Shallow-marine environments are covered in a paper by Pemberton and coauthors, who are concerned with the role of trace fossils
in delineating stratigraphic surfaces.
More than 20 years ago, Waste Management had the foresight to create a program to ensure the preservation of fossils
for the benefit of scientist and that of future generations.
Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils
, New Discoveries will be on exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City from May 14, 2005 until January 8, 2006.
The survey team collected a number of fossils
that were exposed on the ground's surface.
The new fossils
turned up in an Arctic region decades ago pinpointed as a likely location for a transitional creature that would be well adapted to life in the shallows but also mobile on land.
We looked down and it was sitting there, quite obvious,'' said Radecki, a technical photographer who studied and collected fossils
form only where sand or mud quickly buried carcasses: in deserts, floodplains, or debris-clogged riverbeds.
hundreds of Ice Age fossils
that include the bones of fierce
may be rare, but those that scientists have collected preserve the ancient creature intact, or nearly so.
uncovered during Metro Red Line subway construction also have provided a glimpse of a Valley once surrounded by giant redwood trees, and fish species that scientists never knew existed.