More Detailed Explanation of Fossil Formation

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More Detailed Explanation of Fossil Formation
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Dead remains of organisms may fall into the lake / sea and become buried
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Anaerobic and low temperatures prevail
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Hard parts of skeleton / plant tissues may persist and become impregnated by minerals, hardening them
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Remains become compressed in layers of sedimentary rock
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After millions of years, upthrust may bring rocks to the surface and they become eroded
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Land movements may expose fossils
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Some are discovered by chance, but most will never be found
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Dead remains of organisms may fall into the lake / sea and become buried

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Anaerobic and low temperatures prevail

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Hard parts of skeleton / plant tissues may persist and become impregnated by minerals, hardening them

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Remains become compressed in layers of sedimentary rock

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