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  1. A surface that represents missing part of the geologic column.
  2. determining whether an object or event is older or younger than other objects or events
  3. a fossil of an organism that lived during a relatively short, well-defined time span; a fossil that is used to date the rock layers in which it is found
  4. a principle that states that younger rocks lie above older rocks in undisturbed sequences
  5. principle that states that the same geologic processes shaping the Earth today have been at work throughout Earth's history

4 True/False questions

  1. Fossilany naturally preserved evidence of life


  2. Permineralizationa process in which minerals fill in pore spaces of an organism's tissue


  3. Coprolitepreserved feces or dung from animals


  4. Geologic ColumnAn ideal sequence of rock layers that contains all the known fossils and rock formations on Earth arranged from oldest to youngest