Fossil Graveyard

Isn't a "scientific" designation, it's a way of referring to a group of fossils stuck in one place.

Sometimes the fossils will be all of one type, sometimes they will be of many varieties.

They can indicate different conditions in the environment where they formed. When the fossils are all of one type it may indicate that the original environment contained large numbers of that particular type of animal as might be the case near a clam bed.

When there a many types of animals represented it may show there was a varied community of animals or it may be that the animals remains were carried to one spot from a larger area. This might happen due to river or ocean currents.


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