Fossil Formation
Updated: 5/18/2020
Fossil Formation

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  • What a nice day for a walk, I just wish that sun wasn't so bright, I can't see where I'm going!
  • AAAARRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!! Oh no!! I'm falling!!
  • Aw man! If I wasn't already dead my mum would kill me!
  • Millions of years ago dinosaurs roamed the earth...
  • Hey guys! It's me, Jimmy! Remember me from the rock cycle?
  • Sometimes they would die under the perfect conditions to create what we now call a fossil.
  • If the dinosaur is buried soon after death under layers of rock, mud, sand or volcanic ash, then a fossil can form.
  • I found a dinosaur fossil!!! I'm gonna take this back to the lab for analysis.
  • The body is buried under layers of sedimentary rock. The soft tissue (like skin, organs and muscles) rot away leaving only the bones.
  • The fossil rises to the surface and is exposed through erosion.
  • Millions of years Later!!!
  • Palaeontologists use these fossils to learn about where they came from and what it was like at that time.