Thursday April 13, 2017

Quirks & Questions: How can I guarantee I'll become a fossil after I die?

Jaw fragments and teeth of "Australopithecus deyiremeda", found in the Afar region of Ethiopia.

Jaw fragments and teeth of "Australopithecus deyiremeda", found in the Afar region of Ethiopia. (Yohannnes Haile-Selassie/Cleveland Museum of Natural History/Associated Press)

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Our question this week comes from Paul Smerek in Ottawa. He wants to know what instructions to leave behind when he dies to guarantee he'll eventually become a fossil.

Our answer comes from Dr. Angela Lieverse. She's a bioarchaeologist at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon. 

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