Ancient Heights: Leaf fossils track elevation changes

11:44am, December 15, 2004

Using altitude-dependent differences in fossil leaves, geologists have developed a tool that they say can track land elevations over geologic epochs. The scientists plan to use the new technique to better chronicle the rise and fall of mountain ranges.

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