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    National Fossil Day: Places Where You Can Study Stories Told in Stone

    fileHug a paleontologist. It's National Fossil Day. Fossils are "any evidence of life preserved in a geologic context," according to this useful National Park Service educational resource. Of the 395 units managed by the NPS, 232 contain paleontological resources, from petrified wood to bones, teeth and eggshells. Another website puts a spotlight on 5 NPS units it calls fossil hotspots, including Central Oregon's John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, a colorful patch of land that interrupts a ...

    Posted by T.D. Wood on October 12, 2011 3:40 PM & Tagged National Fossil Day, fossils and national parks | permalink | Comments

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