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Why do fossils form in sedimentary rock?

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March 19, 2009 10:37PM

Rarely a fossil may appear in metamorphic or igneous rock, but the vast majority of fossil evidence presents itself in sedimentary rock. Remains or evidences of life are often preserved by being covered in sediments before decaying or being consumed by predators. The sediments may turn to rock through the process of lithification over time, leaving a record of their presence.