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19 terms
fossils and geologic
Uniformitarianism
Relative Dating
Fossil
Eon
the theory that changes in the earth's crust during geologica…
Relative dating is the science of determining the relative or…
the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved…
an indefinite and very long period of time, often a period ex…
Uniformitarianism
the theory that changes in the earth's crust during geologica…
Relative Dating
Relative dating is the science of determining the relative or…
20 terms
fossils and geologic
Uniformitarianism
Relative Dating
Fossil
Eon
The theory that all geologic phenomena may be explained as th…
is the science of determining the relative order of past even…
The remains or imprint of an organism from a previous geologi…
The longest division of geologic time, containing two or more…
Uniformitarianism
The theory that all geologic phenomena may be explained as th…
Relative Dating
is the science of determining the relative order of past even…
20 terms
Fossils and Geologic
Uniformitarianism
Relative Dating
Fossil
Eon
A principle that states that the same geologic processes shap…
Determining whether an object or event is older or younger th…
the remains or impression of a prehistoric organism preserved…
an indefinite and very long period of time, often a period ex…
Uniformitarianism
A principle that states that the same geologic processes shap…
Relative Dating
Determining whether an object or event is older or younger th…
20 terms
Fossils and Geologic
Uniformitarianism
Catastrophism
Index Fossil
Superposition
Theory that changes in the Earth's crust during geological hi…
The theory that changes in the Earth's crust during geologica…
A fossil that is used for dating and correlating the strata i…
Principle of rocks that the oldest "strata" lay on top and th…
Uniformitarianism
Theory that changes in the Earth's crust during geological hi…
Catastrophism
The theory that changes in the Earth's crust during geologica…
12 terms
Fossils & The Geologic Time Scale
fossil
index fossil
trace fossil
tectonic plates
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
a fossilzed mark that formed in sedimentary rock by the movem…
the broken sections of the Earth's crust (lithosphere) that l…
fossil
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
index fossil
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
11 terms
Fossils & Geologic
uniformitarianism
catastrophism
Absolute dating
Half-life
he theory that changes in the earth's crust during geological…
the theory that changes in the earth's crust during geologica…
the process of determining an age on a specified time scale i…
the time taken for the radioactivity of a specified isotope t…
uniformitarianism
he theory that changes in the earth's crust during geological…
catastrophism
the theory that changes in the earth's crust during geologica…
11 terms
Fossils & geologic
uniformitarianism
catastrophism
Absolute dating
Half-life
The geologic principle that the same geologic processes that…
A principle that states that geologic change occurs suddenly
A technique used to determine the actual age of a fossil
The time required for one half of the atoms of a radioisotope…
uniformitarianism
The geologic principle that the same geologic processes that…
catastrophism
A principle that states that geologic change occurs suddenly
11 terms
Fossils & Geologic
uniformitarianism
catastrophism
Absolute dating
half-life
is the principle or assumption that the same natural laws and…
is the theory that the Earth has been affected in the past by…
is the process of determining an age on a specified time scal…
the time taken for the radioactivity of a specified isotope t…
uniformitarianism
is the principle or assumption that the same natural laws and…
catastrophism
is the theory that the Earth has been affected in the past by…
11 terms
Fossils and geologic
uniformitarianism
catastrophism
Absolute dating
Half-life
is the principle or assumption that the same natural laws and…
the theory that changes in the earth's crust during geologica…
is the process of determining an age on a specified time scal…
the time taken for the radioactivity of a specified isotope t…
uniformitarianism
is the principle or assumption that the same natural laws and…
catastrophism
the theory that changes in the earth's crust during geologica…
18 terms
Fossils of geologic
Uniformitarism
Relative dating
Law of superstition
Correlation
The concept that processes that have shaped earth in the past…
Process by which rocks are placed in their proper sequence or…
The law that states that in any undeformed sequence of sedime…
Establishing the equivalence of rocks of similar age in diffe…
Uniformitarism
The concept that processes that have shaped earth in the past…
Relative dating
Process by which rocks are placed in their proper sequence or…
10 terms
fossil and geologic
uniformitarianism
catastrophism
index fossils
superposition
the theory that the processes acting on the earth today also…
a principle that states that all geologic change occurs sudde…
a fossil of an organism that lived during a relatively short,…
a principle that states that younger rocks lie above older ro…
uniformitarianism
the theory that the processes acting on the earth today also…
catastrophism
a principle that states that all geologic change occurs sudde…
20 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time
fossil
geologic time scale
Precambrian Time
Paleozoic Era
the preserved remains or evidence of an organism that lived i…
timeline that organizes major events in Earth's history
geologic time that consist of 3 eons and includes most of Ear…
"paleo" is defined as early or ancient life; age of the repti…
fossil
the preserved remains or evidence of an organism that lived i…
geologic time scale
timeline that organizes major events in Earth's history
25 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time
absolute age
relative age
Law of Superposition
Intrusion
the number of years since a rock or fossil was formed
the age of a rock or fossil compared to another rock or fossil
states that in an undisturbed layer of rock, the oldest rocks…
made when magma burns its way through rock layers; always you…
absolute age
the number of years since a rock or fossil was formed
relative age
the age of a rock or fossil compared to another rock or fossil
12 terms
Fossils & Geologic Time
Fossil
Trace Fossil
Mold
Cast
Preserved remains or traces of once living organisms
Provides evidence of once living organisms. Example: footprin…
Hollow area in sediment where an organism used to be
A Copy of the shape of the organism
Fossil
Preserved remains or traces of once living organisms
Trace Fossil
Provides evidence of once living organisms. Example: footprin…
22 terms
Geologic Time & Fossils
Geologic time scale
Eon
Period
Relative dating
a record of Earth's history
the largest division of time in the geologic time scale
the division of time in the geologic time scale defined by th…
a way of organizing fossils or rocks from oldest to youngest…
Geologic time scale
a record of Earth's history
Eon
the largest division of time in the geologic time scale
19 terms
Geologic Time & Fossils
Geologic time scale
Eon
Period
Relative dating
a record of Earth's history
the largest division of time in the geologic time scale
the division of time in the geologic time scale defined by th…
a way of organizing fossils or rocks from oldest to youngest…
Geologic time scale
a record of Earth's history
Eon
the largest division of time in the geologic time scale
15 terms
Geologic Time & Fossils
Geologic time scale
Eon
Period
Relative dating
a record of Earth's history
the largest division of time in the geologic time scale
the division of time in the geologic time scale defined by th…
a way of organizing fossils or rocks from oldest to youngest…
Geologic time scale
a record of Earth's history
Eon
the largest division of time in the geologic time scale
18 terms
Fossils & Geologic Time
mold
cast
petrified fossil
carbon film
A fossil formed when an organism buried in sediment dissolves…
solid copy of the shape of the organism; made from the mold
fossils in which minerals replace all or part of an organism
extremely thin coating of carbon on rock
mold
A fossil formed when an organism buried in sediment dissolves…
cast
solid copy of the shape of the organism; made from the mold
Geologic Time & Fossils Quiz
_______________________time is also kn…
The __________________ era is also kno…
The ___________________ era is also kn…
The ________________ era is also known…
Precambrian
Paleozoic
Mesozoic
Cenozoic
_______________________time is also kn…
Precambrian
The __________________ era is also kno…
Paleozoic
Fossils & Geologic Time Scale
Geologic Time Scale
Eras
Periods
Precambrian
A record of the geologic events and life forms in Earth's his…
one of the three long units of geologic time between the prec…
unit of time into which eras on the Geologic Time Scale are s…
name for the time in earths early history that accounts for n…
Geologic Time Scale
A record of the geologic events and life forms in Earth's his…
Eras
one of the three long units of geologic time between the prec…
19 terms
Geological/Fossils
Fossils
Radiometric age
Half-life
Relative dating
Remains imprints or traces of once living organisms
Determining age of earth materials
Isotope that takes halftime to decay unstable atoms continue…
Order of past events
Fossils
Remains imprints or traces of once living organisms
Radiometric age
Determining age of earth materials
19 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time
Geologic Time Scale
Fossils
Precambrian Era
Mesozoic Era
division of Earth's history into time units based largely on…
remains of old dead animals or plants.
Is the earliest and longest era in the geologic time scale... Du…
The era when the dinosaurs roamed.
Geologic Time Scale
division of Earth's history into time units based largely on…
Fossils
remains of old dead animals or plants.
12 terms
Fossils & The Geologic Time Scale
fossil
index fossil
trace fossil
tectonic plates
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
a fossilzed mark that formed in sedimentary rock by the movem…
the broken sections of the Earth's crust (lithosphere) that l…
fossil
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
index fossil
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
19 terms
Geologic Time & Fossils
Geologic time scale
Eon
Period
Relative dating
a record of Earth's history
the largest division of time in the geologic time scale
the division of time in the geologic time scale defined by th…
a way of organizing fossils or rocks from oldest to youngest…
Geologic time scale
a record of Earth's history
Eon
the largest division of time in the geologic time scale
12 terms
Fossils & The Geologic Time Scale
fossil
index fossil
trace fossil
tectonic plates
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
a fossilzed mark that formed in sedimentary rock by the movem…
the broken sections of the Earth's crust (lithosphere) that l…
fossil
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
index fossil
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
12 terms
Fossils & The Geologic Time Scale
fossil
index fossil
trace fossil
tectonic plates
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
a fossilzed mark that formed in sedimentary rock by the movem…
the broken sections of the Earth's crust (lithosphere) that l…
fossil
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
index fossil
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
12 terms
Fossils & Geologic Time
Fossil
Trace Fossil
Mold
Cast
Preserved remains or traces of once living organisms
Provides evidence of once living organisms. Example: footprin…
Hollow area in sediment where an organism used to be
A Copy of the shape of the organism
Fossil
Preserved remains or traces of once living organisms
Trace Fossil
Provides evidence of once living organisms. Example: footprin…
20 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time
fossil
cast
mold
petrified fossil
preserved remains or traces of living things
solid copy of the shape of an organism
hollow area in sediment in the shape of an organism
fossils in which minerals replace all or part of an organism
fossil
preserved remains or traces of living things
cast
solid copy of the shape of an organism
13 terms
Geologic Time & Fossils
Geologic time scale
Eon
Period
Relative dating
a record of Earth's history
the largest division of time in the geologic time scale
the division of time in the geologic time scale defined by th…
a way of organizing fossils or rocks from oldest to youngest…
Geologic time scale
a record of Earth's history
Eon
the largest division of time in the geologic time scale
48 terms
Geologic Time and Fossils Terminology
Eon
Epoch
Era
Geologic Time Scale
longest period of time on the geologic time scale.
shortest period of time on the geologic time scale.
second largest expanse of time on the geologic time scale who…
A record of the geologic events and life forms in Earth's his…
Eon
longest period of time on the geologic time scale.
Epoch
shortest period of time on the geologic time scale.
12 terms
Fossils & The Geologic Time Scale
fossil
index fossil
trace fossil
tectonic plates
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
a fossilzed mark that formed in sedimentary rock by the movem…
the broken sections of the Earth's crust (lithosphere) that l…
fossil
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
index fossil
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
23 terms
Fossils & Geologic Time
Index Fossil
Uniformitarianism
Geologic Time Scale
Era
A fossil that is widely distributed and represents a type of…
States that the present is the key to the past. What happens…
A record of the life forms and geologic events in Earth's his…
The largest unit of time on the Geologic Time Scale.
Index Fossil
A fossil that is widely distributed and represents a type of…
Uniformitarianism
States that the present is the key to the past. What happens…
12 terms
Fossils & The Geologic Time Scale
fossil
index fossil
trace fossil
tectonic plates
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
a fossilzed mark that formed in sedimentary rock by the movem…
the broken sections of the Earth's crust (lithosphere) that l…
fossil
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
index fossil
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
12 terms
Fossils & The Geologic Time Scale
fossil
index fossil
trace fossil
tectonic plates
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
a fossilzed mark that formed in sedimentary rock by the movem…
the broken sections of the Earth's crust (lithosphere) that l…
fossil
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
index fossil
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
11 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time Scale
fossil
index fossil
trace fossils
ice cores
preserved remains or traces of organisms that lived in the past
fossils of organisms that lived over a wide area and lived fo…
evidence of an organism, but not the remains; footprints, fec…
a tubular sample that shows layers of snow and ice that have…
fossil
preserved remains or traces of organisms that lived in the past
index fossil
fossils of organisms that lived over a wide area and lived fo…
21 terms
Fossils & The Geologic Time Scale
fossil
index fossil
tectonic plates
Theory of Plate Tectonics
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
the broken sections of the Earth's crust (lithosphere) that l…
the theory that Earth's tectonic plates move and change over…
fossil
the trace or remains of an organism that lived long ago, most…
index fossil
a fossil that is used to establish the age of a rock layer be…
15 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time Fossils and Geologic Time Vocab
absolute age
era
evolution
extinct
the number of years old a rock actually is
a long period of time that ends in a mass extinction
changes over time
when a plant or animal doesn't exist and never will again
absolute age
the number of years old a rock actually is
era
a long period of time that ends in a mass extinction
11 terms
Fossils And Geologic Time
Absolute Age
Era
Eon
Fauna
The age of a rock given as the number of years since the rock…
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scal…
The largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale, e.g.…
animals of a period o region
Absolute Age
The age of a rock given as the number of years since the rock…
Era
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scal…
10 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time
Absolute Age
Era
Eon
Fauna
The age of a rock given as the number of years since the rock…
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale
a long period of time
ANIMALS OF A PERIOD OR REGION
Absolute Age
The age of a rock given as the number of years since the rock…
Era
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale
27 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time
Fossils
fossils are formed when...
petrified
mold
preserved remains or traces of organisms that lived in the past
organisms die and are buried in sediment that hardens to beco…
minerals replace the remains and they become rock
the shell remains and the contents dissolve
Fossils
preserved remains or traces of organisms that lived in the past
fossils are formed when...
organisms die and are buried in sediment that hardens to beco…
22 terms
Fossils & Geologic Time
Absolute age
Era
Eon
Fauna
The age of a rock given as the number of years since the rock…
The second largest division of time on the Geologic time scale.
The largest division of geologic time
animals
Absolute age
The age of a rock given as the number of years since the rock…
Era
The second largest division of time on the Geologic time scale.
22 terms
Fossils & Geologic Time
Absolute Age
Era
Eon
Fauna
The numeric age of an object or event, often stated in years…
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scal…
The largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale, e.g.…
The animals of a given region or period
Absolute Age
The numeric age of an object or event, often stated in years…
Era
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scal…
22 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time
Absolute age
Era
Eon
Fauna
The numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils. Absolute age…
The second largest devision of time in the Geologic Time scal…
The largest devision of time in the Geologic Time scale
animals of a period or region
Absolute age
The numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils. Absolute age…
Era
The second largest devision of time in the Geologic Time scal…
22 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time
Absolute Age
Era
Eon
Fauna
The age of a rock given as the number of years since the rock…
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale.
A long period of time.
Animals of a region or era.
Absolute Age
The age of a rock given as the number of years since the rock…
Era
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale.
22 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time
Absolute Age
Era
Eon
Fauna
The numeric age of an object or event, often stated in years…
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale.
The largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale.
Animals of a period or region.
Absolute Age
The numeric age of an object or event, often stated in years…
Era
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale.
16 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time
FOSSILS
PALEONTOLOGISTS
SEDIMENTARY ROCK
PETRIFIED FOSSILS
Preserved remains or traces of living things.
A scientist who studies fossils.
The kind of rock fossils are generally found in.
These are formed when minerals replace part or all of an orga…
FOSSILS
Preserved remains or traces of living things.
PALEONTOLOGISTS
A scientist who studies fossils.
22 terms
Fossils and Geologic Times
Absolute Value
Era
Eon
Fauna
The numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils. Absolute age…
The second largest division of time in the Geologic time scal…
The largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale, e.g.…
The animals of a given region or period.
Absolute Value
The numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils. Absolute age…
Era
The second largest division of time in the Geologic time scal…
22 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time
Absolute Age
Era
Eon
Fauna
The age of a rock given as the number of years since the rock…
The second largest division of Geologic Time.
a long period of time
ANIMALS OF A PERIOD OR REGION
Absolute Age
The age of a rock given as the number of years since the rock…
Era
The second largest division of Geologic Time.
22 terms
Fossils & Geologic Time
Absolute Age
Era
Eon
Fauna
The numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils. Absolute age…
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scal…
the largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale... Phan…
animals of a period o region
Absolute Age
The numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils. Absolute age…
Era
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scal…
22 terms
Fossils and Geologic Time
Absolute age
Era
Eon
Fauna
The age of a rock given as the number of years since the rock…
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scal…
The largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scale, e.g.…
ANIMALS OF A PERIOD OR REGION
Absolute age
The age of a rock given as the number of years since the rock…
Era
The second largest division of time in the Geologic Time Scal…
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