Fossils Of Ancient Life

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Ancient life includes many creatures that lived long ago, including dinosaurs, as well as sea creatures, mammals and insects that are no longer alive today. Most were later fossilized, which is how we know they existed. Fossils were usually formed near water or in very wet places because sediment runoff buries the creatures quicker and allows them to fossilize quicker too. Also, softer creatures without bones and cartilage didn’t fossilize as often as creatures with skeletons. Many people thought that there were more animals in the sea than on land for a long time because there were more fossils from sea creatures than land creatures. That isn’t true though, they actually had a balance of creatures but fossils formed more often from water creatures
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