Geologic Processes of Evolution

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Carbonization
Petrifaction
Replacement
Recrystallization
Soft-Tissue Preservation
Mummification
Organic Traps
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Peat Moss


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Fossilization Process

Peat Moss

Peat Moss is another form of Organic Trap. Animals may also be preserved in peat, although the acidic environment of this decaying organic matter may cause bones to lose their rigidity. Some human remains have been found in peat bogs in Denmark (2000 years old) and England (2200 years old).