What Are Original Remains?

What Are Original Remains?

Original remains are the unchanged fossilized remains of animals and plants. They can include things like animals trapped in ice and insects fossilized in a resin, such as amber.

Fossils come in a number of different varieties. Besides original remains, there are also replaced remains, where part or all of a plant and animal has been replaced by minerals over time. Molds and casts are other types of fossils. This happens when molds of all or part of a plant or animal is created from mud, sediment or minerals. Trace fossils are those fossils that simply contain evidence of an organism's existence.