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  1. fossils

    A fossil (from Classical Latin fossilis, lit. 'obtained by digging') is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age. Examples include bones, shells, exoskeletons, stone imprints of animals or microbes, objects preserved in amber, hair, petrified wood and DNA remnants. The totality of fossils is known as the fossil record. Paleontology is the study of fossils: their age, method of formation, and evolutionary significance. Specimens are usually considered to be fossils if they are over 10,000 years old. The oldest fossils are around 3.48 billion years old to 4.1 billion years old. The observation in the 19th century that certain fossils were associated with certain rock strata led to the recognition of a geological timescale and the relative ages of different fossils. The development of radiometric dating techniques in the early 20th century allowed scientists to quantitatively measure the absolute ages of rocks and the fossils they host. There are many processes that lead to fossilization, including permineralization, casts and molds, authigenic mineralization, replacement and recrystallization, adpression, carbonization, and bioimmuration. Fossils vary in size from one-micrometre (1 µm) bacteria to dinosaurs and trees, many meters long and weighing many tons. A fossil normally preserves only a portion of the deceased organism, usually that portion that was partially mineralized during life, such as the bones and teeth of vertebrates, or the chitinous or calcareous exoskeletons of invertebrates. Fossils may also consist of the marks left behind by the organism while it was alive, such as animal tracks or feces (coprolites). These types of fossil are called trace fossils or ichnofossils, as opposed to body fossils. Some fossils are biochemical and are called chemofossils or biosignatures.

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  1. Fossils

    Fossils is a Bangla Rock band formed in Kolkata, West Bengal, India in 1998. The group is considered one of the pioneering rock acts in Kolkata's Bangla music scene. The band is currently composed of Rupam Islam, Deep Das, Allan Ao, Chandra, Tanmoy, & Snehasish Das. Their music is flavoured by a blend of blues, rock and psychedelia, along with Rupam Islam's vocal renditions of his characteristic psychoanalytical lyrics. They are noted for their social commentary and advocation of causes such as the welfare of HIV positive people. Like most other Bangla bands, Fossils performs in the Bengali language.

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  1. Fossils

    Remains, impressions, or traces of animals or plants of past geological times which have been preserved in the earth's crust.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fossils in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fossils in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Denis Baev:

    As he saw the 3D models, he was amazed, he said, 'But that means I don't have to travel this far to see the fossils.' I imagine that people from all around the world can take a look at all of the fossils we have uncovered.

  2. Steven Churchill:

    Everybody in my field says 'we need more fossils; we need more fossils,' then we find new fossils, and we know less than we did before.

  3. Cristina Robins:

    We are really just beginning to understand the scientific significance of the finds, this collection adds significantly to our knowledge of the paleontology of California from the Miocene -- about 15-20 million years ago. The quantity and quality of the fossils is extremely impressive, and that comes down to both luck and the skill and care of the mitigation paleontologists and the construction workers who often found the fossils.

  4. Randy Johnson:

    I never thought that I would have the opportunity to actually work on fossils that could be important for paleontologists, now that I'm Randy Johnson, I'm getting the opportunity to work on a large variety of fossils and consult with top paleontologists -- it's like a dream second career. I couldn't believe it when they told me they are naming the ankylosaur after me, a once in a lifetime honor.

  5. Victor Beccari:

    The Federal Police of Brazil was investigating a fossil trade operation and recovered, in 2013, over 3.000 specimens, fossils in Brazil are protected by law, as they are part of the geological heritage of the country. Therefore, collecting fossils requires permission, and the trade and private collections of fossils are illegal in Brazil.

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