Eroded rock material will be deposited in a different location. If the eroded material is compacted
by the overlaying sediments, the fragments will be cemented together and new rocks are being formed.
Sometimes remains of dead organisms are preserved, to some extent. The remains will be chemically
altered, but their imprints remain visible and are known as fossils. Sometimes one finds organisms
that are covered by minerals, or resin. This is an initial stage of possible fossilization, here
refered to as incipient fossils. And organisms may leave behind evidence of their presence
in the form of tracks, or burrows. These may also fossilize, and are then known as ichnofossils or
simply trace fossils.