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the preserved remains of a once living organism
the conversion of organic material into rock
a thick slowly flowing liquid produced by plants that can harden into a solid
a term applied to a species that was once living but now is not
Which two kinds of fossils preserve only the shape and outer details of the creature?
casts and molds
Which two fossil types give the most detail about the original creature?
creatures trapped in amber and creatures trapped in ice
Which fossil type depends on one of the other fossil types being formed first?
Which fossil type requires mineral-rich water in order to form?
If a plant is fossilized, which fossil type will it most likely be?
Belief that every layer in a series of stratified rock represents a different time period in earth's past
Belief that most fossils were all laid down over a short time period in earth's past
Is it possible to believe that the earth is only a few thousand years old if you are a uniformitarianist?