Mysteries of the fossil record explained by U.C. professor Krista Smilek

Students in (6-9) were treated to a geology presentation by University of Cincinnati professor Krista Smilek.

Professor Smilek focused on fossils which can be found in sedimentary rock. Those were the types of rocks created when layers of sediment composed of sand, silt, dead animals, leaves, plants and shells were trapped within in the layers.

Cincinnati is famous for the plethora of fossils found here. During the Ordovician Period, the area where we now live was located on the Southern Hemisphere and was under water. That is why we have so many aquatic plants and animals in our fossil record.

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