Paleontological Principles

(b) Fossilization
  2.1. Fossils
        2.1.1 Body Fossils
          2.1.1.1 Molds and Casts
    2.2. Trace fossils
    2.3. The meaning of fossils
    2.4. The use of fossils
          2.4.1 Evolution
          2.4.2. Plate tectonics
          2.4.3. Paleogeography-paleoenvironments
          2.4.4. Dating rocks
    2.5. Types of fossil preservation
        2.5.1. Original preservation of hard parts
        2.5.2. Altered hard parts
        2.5.3. Permineralization
        2.5.4. Carbonization
        2.5.4. Recrystallization
        2.5.6. Replacement
    2.6. Unaltered soft parts
        2.6.1. Protection from oxygen
        2.6.2. Freezing
        2.6.2 Dehydration
    2.7. Trace fossils
        2.7.1. Tracks
        2.7.2. Trails
        2.7.3. Burrows
        2.7.4. Borings