Re: more on fossilization

Arthur V. Chadwick (
Fri, 13 Feb 1998 10:21:48 -0800

At 09:08 PM 2/12/98 -0600, you wrote:
>For those who think that fossilization of biological details requires rapid
>burial, here is some experimental evidence which discounts that. Shrimp
>were fossilized with exquisite details in a lab, but it took 4-8 weeks.
>This shows that it doesn't require rapid burial for fossilization to occur.

This is great stuff, Glenn, thanks for bringing it to our attention. Any
mechanism of rapid fossilization is going to have a lot of explanatory power.