The Earth’s history can be interpreted using many different tools. One of such tools is the use of fossils. They are defined as preserved or otherwise mineralized, remains of animals, other organisms as well as plants. It is news ones they are found because they provide imperative information that regards planet’s history. It is also significant in showing origin and evolution of life. This paper therefore aims to identify the nature of information that can be learned from fossils. It also aims to identify the region where fossils were found (The Trustees of Indiana University 1).
Fossils offer information regarding the Earth’s past. Basically, they offer information on the animal culture, climatic conditions, foliage, animal culture and foliage that did prevail in a specific era. For instance, they provide proof on the changing Earth’s crust, including mountain formations and the changing land masses. It is easy to discern how the Earth came to be simply by investigating fossils of the same era. Fossils also provide information on behaviors and habits. The available link to the information about the extinct or ancient creatures is the fossils. They show how what animals fed on, their movement as well the social interactions.
Fossils also act as evidence for real evolution. In fossils absentia, the records available on the beginning, succession and endless life evolution that take place on Earth over thousands of years may not be found. They are critical in discerning the evolution of life on the planet. For instance, they reveal information about bones and shells developments. In this light, fossils provide information on organisms that lived during a particular era and the nature of evolution they underwent. Besides, they give information on ages of rocks. Popular extinct species in this respect is determined by looking at the animals that feature in popular science books (Ostende et al. 2006).
In conclusion, the snail fossils have been found at the Appalachian mountain. Basically, the type of fossil in this region is the tracks and footprints fossils. Footprints and tracks of mammals have been found at the Appalachian mountain.
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