Thanks for your reactions.
Fossilization is a process in which the organic molecules of a dead organism are replaced by inorganic molecules from the earth material that covers it. The dead organism can only be transformed by this fossilization process into a fossil, if it is covered airtight. Otherwise it will be digested by micro-organisms within a short time and disappear, and no fossil can be formed.
I understand that in a some science magazine, a dr. Briggs has reported that he can produce fossils in a laboratory. What I would like to see is empirical evidence that in normal circumstances fossils are still being formed on a daily basis. I am skeptical about that, because normally dead organisms never end up in an airtight environment, or in an environment without micro-organisms. Therefore, I repeat my question:
“Do we have real life examples, for instance from forensic science, historical science or archeology, of fossilized organisms that can be proven to have died during the past 100 or 1000 years?”
Notice: A man conserved in ice, or an ant conserved in amber, is not fossilized, and therefore no fossil.