Contents Reference




Casts & Molds


Molecular Fossils



Drying & Desiccation

Wax & Asphalt

Coprolites & Gastroliths


Window to the past


"Ancient Dung"

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Black, Rhona M. 1977. The Observerís book of Fossils. Frederick Warne, London.

Briggs, E.G.Derek. Extraordinary Fossils. American Scientist 79:130-141.

Fenton, Carroll Lane and Mildred Adams Fenton. 1958. The fossil book. Doubleday & Company, Inc. Garden City, New York.

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Goldring, Winifred. 1929. Handbook of Paleontology for Beginners and Amateurs. The University of State of New York, Albany.

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MacFall, Russell P. and Jay C. Wollin. 1983. Fossils for Amateurs. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company

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Rixon, A. E. 1976. Fossil Animal Remains. The Athlone Press of the University of London. London.

Stearn, W.Colin, Carroll, L.Robert. 1989. Paleontolgy: The Record of Life. John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY.

Shimer, Hervey Woodburn. 1929. An introduction to the study of fossils. The Macmillan Company. New York.

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Ziegler, B. 1983. Introduction to Palaeobiology: General Palaeontology. John Wiley & Sons, New York.


Amber || Casts & Molds || Compactions || Compressions || Coprolites & Gastroliths

Drying & Dessication || Freezing || Impressions || Molecular Fossils || Permineralization

Reference || Trace Fossils || Wax & Asphalt

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