A Silurian mystery - Continue the investigation

We’re halfway through the case now. Time to sum up.

Close-up of wenlock limestone slab showing many fragments of broken bryozoans, brachiopods and a small piece of crinoid stem

From our observations we have learned :

Palaeontologists describe groups of broken and overturned fossils all jumbled together in as a “death assemblage”. Something serious has happened to this group of creatures.

There are still some important questions to try to answer which might help us to understand this death assemblage of fossil reef organisms better. These will give us our list of deductions as they will be impossible to prove.

Here are some further questions to consider:

Have a think about these questions, then continue to the next page to consider some examples of how we might explain what we have seen.

Four key questions

Wenlock Creatures

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