Understanding Fossils

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I chose to research fossils and what they are. In the book Understanding Fossils there is many different examples of what a fossil is and what the importance of it is. Basically fossils are remains of life on earth. Some fossils can date back millions of years ago. According to the reading there are two different types of fossils. There are body fossils and trace fossils. Each of them are important to the discovery of ancient life and are typically found in rocks and sediment. Body Fossils are when the organism that died literally turned itself into a fossil. This can happen when they are buried and naturally and preserved for after years when they are discovered. Another example of a body fossil is a human body turned into a mummy or an actual
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