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HOW MUCH IS THAT CLAM IN THE WINDOW? Mammoths and shark teeth are well-known fossils often found in Kansas, but remains of smaller animals such as clams, corals and insects are easier to find and just as fascinating, says author Liz Brosius in her book Windows to the Past: A Guidebook to Common Invertebrate Fossils of Kansas, published by the Kansas Geological Survey. The fossils featured in the book show Kansas with shallow seas and tropical swamps, where animals without backbones were more common than those with them.

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