Fossils can provide more information than just the name of an organism.
It can tell you how the organism became a fossil. When a land organism
dies, its body is usually picked over by other animals and bones are
scattered around. The bones can be eroded by different weather
A dinosaur grave site is like a crime scene. The paleontologist tries
to interpret how the organismís remains came to this area. This is
called the study of taphonomy. Paleontologists can determine if
the bones were transported or whether the organism died at that site.
Finding an entire skeleton of a land organism is rare, especially the
large dinosaurs and mammals.
A dinosaur gravesite