Palaeontology always fascinated me, in particular the "mystery" of fossilization
--how ancient creatures could be preserved as "stones"--and from there to how and where ancient animals lived in the past and how they relate to each other and to animals today.
Dinosaurs' iron-rich blood, combined with a good environment for fossilization
, may explain the amazing existence of soft tissue from the Cretaceous, a period that lasted from about 65.
The chances that it wouldn't have disintegrated prior to fossilization
were infinitesimally small.
Instead, they dug up more than 200 jaw, rib, spine, limb and hip bones that once belonged to at least 20 different embryos whose eggs were crushed prior to fossilization
, Reisz says.
rex fossils, as well as of material from other specimens, could provide insight into the early stages of fossilization
, says Briggs.
This is a scholarly text that comprehensively addresses dinosaur reproduction, biogeography, fossilization
, paleoecology, thermoregulation, extinction, and systematics.
These analyses of the earliest steps in the fossilization
process are providing scientists with insights into how complete--or, in some cases, how incomplete--Earth's fossil record may be.
In 1668, a Danish scientist named Nicolaus Steno published a 78-page book outlining the concept of fossilization
and how Earth's history lies within its strata, ideas that would set the course of modern geology.
The puparium's tough material--which includes chitin, a natural polymer found in insect exoskeletons and crab shells--fostered its fossilization
, says Allan C.
Substantial flattening of the braincase had occurred during fossilization
of the specimen.
Bruskin, represented by Meyerovich Gallery, San Francisco, and Marlborough Gallery, Manhattan, began to experiment with archeological themes such as the process of fossilization
in his contemporary artwork early on in his career.
It will also prevent the fossilization
of both the inductees and existing workers into incompetent employees, with the passage of time; for without continuous training and re-training in the workplace both the new inductees and the existing staff, and even the competent employees will become incompetent (Ibrahim, 2011).