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  • noun One who studies trace fossils.


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  • Tiny bird-tracks lie along the edge of the water, perhaps to delight the soul of some millennial ichnologist.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 108, October, 1866

  • Funded by the German Research Foundation, ichnologist Voigt from the Institute of Geology at TU Bergakademie Freiberg and his colleagues studied the burrows, located in red beds of the Argana Basin in central Morocco.

  • They are very curious and very puzzling; but though some of the specimens present the appearance of a continuous midrib, that throws off, with a certain degree of regularity, apparent leaflets, I am inclined to regard them rather as lying within the province of the ichnologist than of the fossil botanist.

    The Testimony of the Rocks or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed

  • ichnologist - to learn much more about how these squiggly little tracks help us understand Earth history.

    Wired Top Stories


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