Studying fossil evidence reveals how organisms have changed over time. What are fossils and how are they formed?
- Fossil hunters are called paleontologists.
- Paleontologists study preserved samples of once-living organisms from thousands of years ago.
- Fossils and remains of whole dinosaurs, trees, ferns, bones and shells have all been studied by paleontologists.
- They can show us how organisms evolved and why they became extinct.
Unearthing our past, fossil hunters, or palaeontologists, trace the story of life on Earth – bone by bone.
Fossils are the remains or impressions left behind by plants or animals that lived thousands of years ago.
A fossil forms when organic matter is quickly covered by sediment – often carried in ...
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