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5 Matching questions

  1. mummification
  2. relative age
  3. fossil records
  4. unaltered remains
  5. geologic time scale
  1. a fossil retains the organism's original structure and composition; it remains unchanged (EX: complete insect in amber
  2. b the age of a rock layer, or the fossils it contains, compared to other layers
  3. c a vertical timeline representing events in Earth's history. It is divided into blocks of time that represent great changes in Earth's biodiversity
  4. d all of the fossils that have existed throughout Earth's history, wether they are in the ground or are in a museum
  5. e fossilized in tar, or by freezing; provides nearly complete body fossils with flesh, hair, and internal organs

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the preserved remains or impressions of organisms from Earth's geological past.
  2. the formation of new rock layers on top of older ones. It allows us to determine the relative age of rocks and fossils
  3. a method used to determine the absolute age of a rock by sing the rock's chemistry
  4. tracks, trails, burrows, boring, nests
  5. fossilized feces; provides important information about the diet and size of the animal that produced them

5 True/False questions

  1. remains corbody fossilstracks, trails, burrows, boring, nests


  2. periodthe third largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale EX: Cretaceous


  3. castthe animals of a given region or period


  4. Faunathe animals of a given region or period


  5. absolute agethe numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils. It can be determined by using radiometric dating


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