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Synonyms for fossil

fossilized remains


Synonyms for fossil

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

Synonyms for fossil

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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With fossils 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.
Fossils 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.
The fossils 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 in Texas.
Fossils form only where sand or mud quickly buried carcasses: in deserts, floodplains, or debris-clogged riverbeds.
Archaeopteryx fossils may be rare, but those that scientists have collected preserve the ancient creature intact, or nearly so.
Fossils 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.