The earth contains untold billions of animals, insects, fish, birds, plants, – caught in vibrant life, and slammed into a rapid death and burial.

The sedimentary layers differ in distribution and in depth, but in places they stretch across hundreds and thousands of square kilometres. 

Here in BC, the McAbee Fossil Beds are 300 feet deep.

 
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Plant fossil of a leaf at the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument in Eastern Oregon, USA
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