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Noun1.fossilisation - the process of fossilizing a plant or animal that existed in some earlier age; the process of being turned to stone
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
petrifaction, petrification - the process of turning some plant material into stone by infiltration with water carrying mineral particles without changing the original shape
2.fossilisation - becoming inflexible or out of date
passage, transition - the act of passing from one state or place to the next
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This fossilisation will drive away those who have lived and worked here and open the floodgates of gentrification, dividing the city further.
But whichever land traditionally serves a morning meal of two slices of cheese, a freezing cold egg boiled to the point of fossilisation and some 'toast' that is somehow whiter than the bread which it once was, I pray I never end up having brunch there.
The study, published today in Nature Communications, shows how the changing conditions for fossilisation means previous analyses have underestimated the number of species at the end of the Cretaceous.
Mais cette jeunesse algerienne qui ne connait que le meme homme et la meme equipe au sommet de l'Etat n'est pas la seule a contester la fossilisation du pouvoir algerien.
Prof Mike Benton added: "This means internal melanosomes could make up the majority of the melanosomes preserved in some fossils." UCD's Dr Patrick Orr, who also worked on the research, said sometimes the melanosomes can leak into other body parts during fossilisation, "like snowflakes inside a snow globe".
Dr Daniel Field, from the University of Bath, said: "The fossil record provides our only direct evidence of the evolutionary transformations that have given rise to modern forms, but most fossils are squashed flat during the fossilisation process, making it almost impossible to study the anatomy of the brain and details of the skull."
After all the years of its grotesque fossilisation. It seemed perverse to excise it.
"The specimen was completely enclosed in a super-hard rock nodule with veins of calcite running through, which had formed around it during the process of fossilisation," fossil preparer Mark Graham said.
Conservation is not fossilisation, we must improve our environment for future generations."
Although H naledi's morphology looks old, the context in which the fossils were found and the extent of their fossilisation shows that they are relatively young, says Fred Spoor, an evolutionary anatomist at University College London.