Any part or Trace of a living organism that is naturally preserved after it dies.
Fossils that we see today are clear evidence of this.
Amber, tar, permafrost , sedimentary rock
What fossils can be preserved in
plants and animals can be fossilized in this hardened yellow plant sap.
permanently frozen soil
a copy of the shape of the organism formed by fine sediment that has been pressed into a mold.
A fossil that is not an actual part of an organism but of something that was left behind, such as a footprint or droppings
a fossil formed when part of a plant or animal decayed underneath the weight of sediment and left an image of itself on a rock
a fossil formed when part of a living organism decayed and was replaced by minerals that harden into rock
The imprint of an organism that has been pressed into a rock
the great flood accounts for most fossils; the earth is only thousands of years old; the Genesis 1 account of the earth's origin
conclusions of how old fossils are
based on what they believe about how the earth began
People who believe that life on the earth evolved
To change gradually
People who believe God spoke and created the earth and all forms of life in six days
The earth came into being by chance
Genesis 1 explains the true origin of the earth
The earth is only thousands of years old
Life on the earth has developed over millions of years
Layers of rock represent geologic ages, or long time periods
The global Flood described in Genesis accounts for the formation of most fossils
Rock layers are evidence that a catastrophe, such as a global flood, occurred during a short period of time.
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