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Have you ever wondered how deep in the earth fossils can be found? The strata wall shows the different
layers of stratum that are represented throughout the earth’s history. Using it you can see just how far Paleontologists have to dig to find treasured fossils. The bottom layer consists of the oldest rock, Acosta Gneiss, which is 4.2 billion years old. Each period in history is illustrated up to the Cenozoic Period, 64 million years ago to present. You should notice that fossils found in each layer represent only the creatures and plant life that survived during that time period.

The museum has a wall that depicts the layers of strata from the oldest rock layer to the youngest.

Posted March 26, 2015
Categories: Current Exhibits, Exhibits

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Triassic Period

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The first dinosaur is believed to be Coelophysis. The flat rocks have footprints and tail drags, and the petrified wood was found at dig sites while finding fossil bones. After the Permian extinction ...

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Permian Period

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The large specimens are complete fossil animals. The lava and flat round sand stone were found on site. The large stones have footprints and tail drags. The Permian Period saw the diversification ...

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