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Fantastic Fossils

A Catalyst article about encountering the fossils of the bones or shells of individual animals embedded in sedimentary rocks. This article looks at some extraordinary fossils of plants and animals preserved together in an ecosystem - it is even possible to see the cells of which they were made. The article also introduces the Rhynie chert, a sinter which has preserved a huge range of early land inhabiting organisms.

This article is from Catalyst: GCSE Science Review 2006, Volume 17, Issue 2.

Catalyst is a science magazine for students aged 14-19 years. Annual subscriptions to print copies of the magazine can be purchased from Mindsets.

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