Lasting Impressions

Lasting Impressions

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Examine remarkable fossil evidence of long-ago events in the Last Impressions gallery.

From 200-million-year-old wave ripples on beach sand to a petrified tree stump, dinosaur footprints, and a giant ammonite, the past is imprinted on all of these gallery specimens.

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  • sedimentary rock shaped by Earth's moving crust and shifting continents
  • agate grown in the gas bubbles of molten lava
  • goats horns and stegodont teeth
  • lichens that live for 10,000 years
  • and bamboo that grows a metre a day

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