Deciphering hieroglyphs--Tracks and trails in rocks

Romano, Mike
March 1994
Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology);Spring94, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p27
Academic Journal
Discusses the study of trace fossils or hieroglyphs in rocks, as an important branch of paleontology. Interpreting the former behavioral activity of extinct organisms; Uses of hieroglyph studies in sedimentological, stratigraphical and paleogeographical studies.


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