Brontozoum Sillimanium

A recent trip to the Natural History Museum at Amherst College revealed a beautiful collection of ichnofossils: geological records of biological activity. I find these 250 million year old fossil traces extremely interesting. There are some distant parallels between fossils and photographs. These tracks represent small bits of information, snapshots of moments in time, but captured in layers of sedimentary rock rather than emulsion or bits.

Brontozoum Sillimanium

Ichnofossil

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