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Fossilization is a process of preservation of once living life forms by a variety of different processes. The most well known types of fossilization are permineralization and carbonization or distillation. Certain parameters must be met in order for fossils to form. They are a rapid death and fast burial in relatively anaerobic conditions.

Geologists are scientists who deal with the earth’s physical structure and substance, its processes, and its history. My scientific degree is not in geology, but I have read extensively about geology and have observed geological features while traveling throughout North America. We can see the geological features and processes as they exist now, and can speculate about their past history. With modern technology geologists can examine the earth, and can measure the rate at