Kōrero: Fossils

Sediment core

Sediment core

This sample taken from a lakebed shows peat layers that contain fossil pollen grains or spores. Sediment cores such as these are like sections of time. The fossilised pollen grains or spores in them indicate what vegetation grew in a particular area.

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University of Waikato

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Hamish Campbell, 'Fossils - Microfossils', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/9048/sediment-core (accessed 24 September 2021)

He kōrero nā Hamish Campbell, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006