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First, the remains need to be buried and completely covered in layers of sediment. This building of layers created enough pressure to compress the remains and form sediment rock. Minerals within the sediment penetrate the bones turning them to stone.
Dr David Button, a dinosaur researcher at the Natural History Museum, explained: “Most of the dinosaur fossils we find are from animals that were living near to a lake or river.
“Some died shortly before the area flooded and covered their remains in mud and silt. Others were washed into a river by heavy rain.”
He added: “We don't know about many dinosaurs that lived in jungle or mountain environments. Fossils are very unlikely to form in such situations.”
The viral TikTok was shared on X/Twtter where people certainly had some thoughts.
One person wrote: “Could genuinely only bear watching the first 15 seconds but what’s really getting me is ‘no normal person has ever found dinosaur bones’.
“Like isn’t that how palaeontology started? There are plenty of famous stories of regular people finding fossils by accident.”