: a fossil large enough to be observed by direct inspection
Examples of macrofossil in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebScientists are hunting through macrofossils, leaf wax, mineral types, noble gases, and much more to answer questions about what Greenland’s ancient landscape looked like when it was last exposed.
Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, 29 Oct. 2019 Using a combination of ancient DNA, plant macrofossils, and pollen, his team reconstructed the diet of four moa species.
Jacob Mikanowski, The Atlantic, 19 Dec. 2017
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