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Any part or Trace of a living organism that is naturally preserved after it dies.

Worldwide Flood

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.

trace fossil

A fossil that is not an actual part of an organism but of something that was left behind, such as a footprint or droppings

Carbon Film

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

Petrified fossil

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

creationists believe

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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