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The term Fossils is derived from the Latin word "fossus" which directly translates to "having been dug up." Fossils are known as the left remains/traces of ancient lives past lived that have been naturally preserved. These fossils contain the ability to give us an inside look at life hundreds of years ago and how regardless of time, the past can still be enchantingly beautiful. Fossils are formed over time when minerals tend to seep into the left remains which then become fossilized. In fact, specimens are not usually considered to be fossils until they are over 10,000 years old.

Though the main type of fossils are those you’d find in rocks, you can also find fossils in tar pits and amber. Fossils are not only important for understanding the environment and land of past centuries, but it also gives us insight into our very own evolution. Fossil experts are responsible for studying these discoveries and analyzing their data in order to answer questions regarding extinct species and advances in technology.

Fossils have been an object of fascination for thousands of years. The earliest records of fossils come from ancient Egypt, where people would collect shells and bones and bury them in small graves. Aristotle, the famous Greek philosopher, also studied fossils and developed theories about how they were formed. In many cultures throughout history, fossils were seen as the remains of gods or other mythical creatures. But as time passed, people began to see them as relics or artifacts that needed to be studied further. Today, most fossils are found in museums, research institutions, and educational programs. This is thanks to the efforts of paleontologists and archaeologists. These dedicated individuals have made it their mission to educate the public about the fascinating world of fossils.

Fossils are typically found in sedimentary rock formations of the right age. Good locations to find fossils include river valleys, hillsides, and cliffs. In some cases, fossils must be dug out piece by piece and then taken to a laboratory for further analysis.LAByrinthese can help determine when the fossil was buried and what kind of plants and animals were alive during that period.

Fossils have been found in many different parts of the world, including North America, Europe, China, and Madagascar. They can be found in a variety of places, such as deserts, badlands, and islands. The Isle of Wight is said to be a great place to find fossils in Europe.