Monday, 14 March 2016

New ELI - Questions to ask about fossils when looking at rocks

The new ELI just published is 'Questions to ask at any rock face 6: fossils. What questions about fossils might be asked at any rock exposure?'
- What happened to these animals/plants just after they died?
- Were they buried where they were or moved around, sorted out and broken up?
- As they were being buried, what might they have looked like, smelled like?
- After they were buried, how did they change?
- Why are some types of organism much more commonly fossilised than others?
- What can fossils tell us about a deposit?
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1 comment:

Curt Dormer said...

I've just come across your blog and I have to applaud you for your commitment to teaching geology and for your regular posts. Keep up the great work!