Fossil Evidence of Dogu’a Tembien’s Environmental Past
Fossils are the remains of organisms that lived in the past and became embedded and preserved in sedimentary rocks or other materials. They are typically millions to hundreds of millions of years old, and have undergone a process of fossilisation, by which their chemical composition has been altered.
The authors wish to thank Koen Van Overtveld for the invaluable pictures and information on his rare finds, Dr. Stijn Goolaerts (KBIN) for help with identification of cephalopods, Prof. Dirk Van Damme (UGent) for assistance with identifying the freshwater mollusks, Prof. Jean Poesen (KULeuven) for sharing some additional insights in the occurrence of fossils in Dogu’a Tembien, and the reviewers for their invaluable comments.
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