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5 Matching questions

  1. altered remains
  2. Law of superposition
  3. copialites
  4. unaltered remains
  5. relative age
  1. a fossil retains the organism's original structure and composition; it remains unchanged (EX: complete insect in amber
  2. b the formation of new rock layers on top of older ones. It allows us to determine the relative age of rocks and fossils
  3. c fossils changed structurally or chemically; minerals may seep into the pores or cavities of an organism's bones, teeth, and shells
  4. d fossilized feces; provides important information about the diet and size of the animal that produced them
  5. e the age of a rock layer, or the fossils it contains, compared to other layers

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. the impressions of soft-bodied animals are left after the animals are covered by sediment
  2. a method used to determine the absolute age of a rock by sing the rock's chemistry
  3. the animals of a given region or period
  4. all of the fossils that have existed throughout Earth's history, wether they are in the ground or are in a museum
  5. the third largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale EX: Cretaceous

5 True/False questions

  1. castthe largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale EX: Phanerozoic

          

  2. eonthe second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale. EX: Mesozoic

          

  3. geologic time scalethe age of a rock layer, or the fossils it contains, compared to other layers

          

  4. mummificationthe third largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale EX: Cretaceous

          

  5. florathe second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale. EX: Mesozoic

          

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