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How to Make a Fossil : Part 2 – Dinosaur Mummies and Other Soft Tissue

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  title={How to Make a Fossil : Part 2 – Dinosaur Mummies and Other Soft Tissue},
  author={},
  year={2007}
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  • Published 2007
  • Geography, Environmental Science
There are many misconceptions about fossils, including that fossils only represent bones and shells of extinct animals. Yet, scientists have long known that under certain conditions soft tissues (i.e., non-bone parts) of extinct vertebrates may be preserved. These conditions require that scavenging and bacterial decay did not occur because of freezing, mummification, and embalming. Minerals can also replace soft tissue thus producing a replica. Chemical and microbial causes are involved in… 

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