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fossil

1. n. an old-fashioned person. Some old fossil called the police about the noise.
2. n. a parent. My fossils would never agree to anything like that.
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Ahi Sema Issever, from the Department of Radiology at Charite Campus Mitte in Berlin, said the method of printing fossils is important because the "risk of harming the fossil is minimal".
Overall, 140 skull and tooth features of the Flores fossils also appear in the Rampassasa and other native inhabitants of Australia and Melanesia, Eckhardt and his colleagues hold.
However, some paleontologists focused their hunt on other fossils, such as plants and small animals, which could provide scientists with information about the environment in which Ralph lived.
Other sedimentology focussed papers deal with trace fossils in Triassic lacustrine deltas, Jurassic tide-dominated deltas, and Carboniferous tidal settings.
The landfill is rich in history and has yielded important vertebrate fossils.
Dinosaurs: Ancient Fossils, New Discoveries will be on exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City from May 14, 2005 until January 8, 2006.
The survey team collected a number of fossils that were exposed on the ground's surface.
But when Nick Longrich of the University of Calgary in Alberta reexamined a fossil of the creature, he found that its leg feathers resembled the ones that keep modern birds aloft.
We rely on the nature enthusiast to give us tips like this to give us fossils.
Fossils form only where sand or mud quickly buried carcasses: in deserts, floodplains, or debris-clogged riverbeds.
Paleontologists recently unearthed fossils of such a creature, which met their expectations for a proposed missing link between fish and the earliest land vertebrates.
Fossils uncovered during Metro Red Line subway construction also have provided a glimpse of a Valley once surrounded by giant redwood trees, and fish species that scientists never knew existed.
One day in the summer of 1993, fossil hunter Michael Novacek was four-wheeling through the lunar landscape of Mongolia's Gobi Desert with his team of paleontologists (scientists who study plant and animal fossils).