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Everything and anything => Electrical Universe DIScussion => Topic started by: electrobleme on February 13, 2014, 04:38:56

Title: instant fossilisation evidence?
Post by: electrobleme on February 13, 2014, 04:38:56
instant fossilisation or fossilisation over many days/months/years and milenia?

Many fossils are found that seem to have died instantly but with their bodies seemingly frozen/fossilised in moments or actions that require instant fossilisation. You have the Siberian Wooly Mamoths with delicate food in their mouths/throats/stomachs to jellyfish separating and reptiles in the process of birth and many many more.

Title: instant fossilisation evidence - Chaohusaurus giant marine reptile giving birth
Post by: electrobleme on February 13, 2014, 05:00:36
instant fossilisation evidence - Chaohusaurus giant marine reptile giving birth

This fossil shows the Chaohusaurus reptile in the act of giving birth.

(http://www.everythingselectric.com/images/instant-fossilisation-evidence-chaohusaurus-reptile.jpg)

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you can clearly see a live birth – the baby ichthyosaur's head has just exited its mother's pelvis. There are at least two other offspring involved in the birth: one is still inside the mother's body, the other lays beside her.
The reptile labour that lasted 248 million years | newscientist.com (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25046-the-reptile-labour-that-lasted-248-million-years.html)
Title: instant fossilization evidence - Happisburgh footprints
Post by: electrobleme on February 13, 2014, 05:18:32
instant fossilization evidence - Happisburgh footprints

The very short lived Happisburgh footprints were 'fossilized' into mud supposedly over 800,000 years ago. They were recently discovered on the Norfolk beach but then quickly eroded away.

How had they lasted over 800,000 years to only be exposed and eroded in this one episode? They only lasted 2 weeks. If they were that old it is hard to imagine that they had not been exposed before.

How were some footprints in mud frozen in time? Unless it was instantaneous?

(http://www.everythingselectric.com/images/instant-fossilisation-evidence-happisburgh-footprints.jpg)

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In May 2013 a team of scientists led by the British Museum, Natural History Museum and Queen Mary University of London discovered a series of footprints left by early humans in ancient estuary muds over 800,000 years ago at Happisburgh in Norfolk.
The earliest human footprints outside Africa | britishmuseum.org (http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/research_projects/all_current_projects/featured_project_happisburgh/happisburgh_footprints.aspx)

(http://www.everythingselectric.com/images/instant-fossils-evidence-happisburgh-footprints.jpg)

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The oldest human footprints found outside Africa, dated at between 850,000 and 950,000 years old, have been discovered on the storm-lashed beach at Happisburgh in Norfolk, one of the fastest-eroding stretches of the British coast. Within a fortnight, the sea tides that had exposed the prints last May destroyed them
850,000-year-old human footprints found in Norfolk | theguardian.com (#post_httpwwwtheguardiancomscience2014feb07oldest-human-footprints-happisburgh-norfolk)



Title: Re: instant fossilisation evidence? - Palaeontologists catch turtles in flagrant
Post by: peter on February 13, 2014, 17:50:43
I love this post!
The Mammoths was discovered in Siberia and the Chaohusaurus in China ... and copulating turtles in Germany ... a global event?

See also: Palaeontologists catch turtles in flagrante (http://phys.org/news/2012-06-palaeontologists-turtles-flagrante.html)

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The chances of both partners dying at the same time is highly unlikely and the chances of both partners being preserved afterwards even less likely.