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The Rock And Fossil Record INFO!

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Who published Theory Of The Earth?
James Hutton
What was Theory Of The Earth about?
The earth's landforms
Did James Hutton think all landforms never change?
No
Who wrote Principle Of Geology ?
Charles Lyell
Do catastrophisms never occur?
No
what may have caused the extiction of dinosaurs?
Catastrophism
Are rock layers stacked youngest at the top oldest at the bottom
yes
what happens if a geoligist is not sure of the age of a rock?
they use the geologic column
if rock layers arent horizontal what happened??
something must have disturbed it
what are the 4 features that disturb rock layers?
Fault
Intrusion
Folding
Tiliting
What are uncomformities created by??
Nondeposition
what are 2 types of uncomformitites????
discomformity
noncomformity
what are 6 types of things fossils exsist in??
Rocks
Ice
Mummification
Amber
mineral replacement
Tar
what are the other 2 ways you can find a fossil?
Trace Fossil
Molds and Casts