fossil


fossil
01. A woman recently found the [fossil] of one of the biggest dinosaurs that ever lived in a river bed in northern British Columbia.
02. You can see the [fossils] of leaves and small animals in these rocks we found at the beach.
03. The [fossilized] remains of some of the oldest known human ancestors were discovered by Richard Leakey in Kenya.
04. If you don't work actively on reducing your accent, your pronunciation problems may [fossilize], which could make it almost impossible to improve.
05. The children were fascinated by the [fossilized] dinosaur bones of a tyrannosaurus rex.
06. Scientists believe they have found the [fossil] of a dinosaur which seems to show evidence of some kind of feathers.
07. The organization has become [fossilized] in its ways, and is no longer able to respond to the needs of a modern clientele.
08. The giant panda first appeared in the [fossil] record some three million years ago.
09. Ostriches are believed to be the oldest living birds; their [fossils] date back to when dinosaurs walked the Earth.
10. Astronomers can reconstruct the history of our galaxy from the [fossil] it left behind as it evolved.
11. The oldest [fossils] hint that life on our planet began in the oceans.
12. Shark [fossil] records date back more than twice as long as that of the dinosaurs.
13. Chalk is made from tiny plankton [fossils].
14. Cockroaches have lived on earth for 250 million years, and many varieties found today look identical to the [fossilized] record of their ancestors.
15. [Fossils] of insects have been found that are up to 350 million years old, while the oldest human ancestor appeared roughly 5-10 million years ago.
16. Skiing has existed for a long time; anthropologists have found [fossilized] skis over 5,000 years old.
17. The earliest date to which [fossils] can be traced is 600 million B.C.
18. In the year 2000, the [fossil] of a new species of snake with small front and hind legs was found in 95-million-year-old deposits near Jerusalem.
19. Living [fossils] are surviving representatives of ancient groups of plants or animals.
20. Buddhism has not [fossilized], and is still evolving to meet the differing circumstances of a changing world.

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