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10 terms
Fossils
Radiometric dating
Index fossil
Geologic time scale
Reptile
a technique used to date materials based on the decay of cert…
a fossil that can be used to identify a specific geologic tim…
is a record of the major events and diversity of life forms p…
a cold blooded tetrapod vertebrate that lives mostly on land…
Radiometric dating
a technique used to date materials based on the decay of cert…
Index fossil
a fossil that can be used to identify a specific geologic tim…
18 terms
fossils
brachiopod definition
brachiopod image
cephalopod image
cephalopod definition
two shells that are hinged
a flat fossil with chambers
brachiopod definition
two shells that are hinged
brachiopod image
42 terms
Fossils
hard
quickly
dead
rocks
Fossils form from mostly _______ parts
Fossils form when parts are _________ protected
Fossils form from ______, but once living organisms
Not all ________ contain fossils
hard
Fossils form from mostly _______ parts
quickly
Fossils form when parts are _________ protected
15 terms
Fossils
Fossils
Types of Fossils
Cast
Mold
the remains of a once living thing that died long ago
Cast... Mold... Animal - bones/teeth... Plant - mostly imprints... Am…
Takes the same shape of the plant or animal. The space is som…
Looks like the shape of the living thing carved into a rock.…
Fossils
the remains of a once living thing that died long ago
Types of Fossils
Cast... Mold... Animal - bones/teeth... Plant - mostly imprints... Am…
20 terms
Fossils
cast
compression
coprolite
decomposer
a type of body fossil that forms when crystals fill a mold or…
Fossils formed when an organism is flattened (compressed), le…
preserved feces or dung from animals
organism that breaks down the wastes or remains of other orga…
cast
a type of body fossil that forms when crystals fill a mold or…
compression
Fossils formed when an organism is flattened (compressed), le…
11 terms
Fossils
Imprint fossil
Mold fossil
Cast fossil
Amber
prints or marks made when an organism's body has been compres…
Fossils formed when an animal, plant, or other organism dies…
fossils formed when water containing minerals leaks into a mo…
a fossil where the organism is trapped in resin and preserved…
Imprint fossil
prints or marks made when an organism's body has been compres…
Mold fossil
Fossils formed when an animal, plant, or other organism dies…
18 terms
Fossils
fossil
absolute age
relative age
flora
Preserved remains or traces of living things.
The numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils. It can be det…
Describes the age of an object or event as older or younger a…
All plant life in a particular region or period.
fossil
Preserved remains or traces of living things.
absolute age
The numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils. It can be det…
10 terms
Fossils
cast
excavate
fossil records
imprint
copy of the mold's shape
to uncover something by digging and removing the earth that c…
all the fossils that have been found
a mark
cast
copy of the mold's shape
excavate
to uncover something by digging and removing the earth that c…
11 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Environment
Evidence
Extinct
any remains, impression or trace of a living thing of a forme…
an area when an organism lives and the surrounding area.
proof, show clearly,
no longer in existence, died out
Fossil
any remains, impression or trace of a living thing of a forme…
Environment
an area when an organism lives and the surrounding area.
10 terms
Fossils
Replaced remains
Amber
Mold
Cast
When minerals replace the original minerals in hard parts of…
Original remains of small animals, mostly insects, get stuck…
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
A fossil that is formed when an animal, plant, or other organ…
Replaced remains
When minerals replace the original minerals in hard parts of…
Amber
Original remains of small animals, mostly insects, get stuck…
24 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Sedimentary rock
Mold
Cast
Preserved remains or traces of living things
The type of rock in which fossils can be found
Hollow area in sediment in the shape of an organism or part o…
Solid copy of the shape of an organism; opposite of the mold
Fossil
Preserved remains or traces of living things
Sedimentary rock
The type of rock in which fossils can be found
12 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Why are Fossils important?
Paleontologist
Examples of a fossil
remains of dead plants and animals
We can learn about animals, plants, and Earth from long ago.
person who studies fossils
teeth, horns, eggs, droppings
Fossil
remains of dead plants and animals
Why are Fossils important?
We can learn about animals, plants, and Earth from long ago.
15 terms
Fossils!
Fossils
paleontologist
excavate
trace fossil
the preserved trace, imprint, or remains of a plant or animal
A scientist who studies fossils
To dig out of the ground and remove
A fossilized structure, such as a footprint or a coprolite, t…
Fossils
the preserved trace, imprint, or remains of a plant or animal
paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils
16 terms
Fossils
Prehistoric
Infer
Environments
Climate
The time before humans began recording history. A VERY long t…
An educated guess. It is based on evidence and prior knowledge.
Climates and landscapes that surround living things
Seasonal pattern of weather conditions in an area over many y…
Prehistoric
The time before humans began recording history. A VERY long t…
Infer
An educated guess. It is based on evidence and prior knowledge.
8 terms
Fossils
Law of Superposition
Intrusion
Extrusion
Principle of Uniformitarianism
The geologic principle that states that in horizontal layers…
An igneous rock layer formed when magma hardens beneath Earth…
An igneous rock layer formed when lava flows onto Earth's sur…
Earth processes occurring today are similar to those that occ…
Law of Superposition
The geologic principle that states that in horizontal layers…
Intrusion
An igneous rock layer formed when magma hardens beneath Earth…
15 terms
Fossils
preserve
remains
decay/decompose
evolution
To keep something as it is (or close to its original form) to…
The pieces or parts of an organism which continue to exist wh…
The process of rotting (for living organisms).
The gradual change in living organisms over time.
preserve
To keep something as it is (or close to its original form) to…
remains
The pieces or parts of an organism which continue to exist wh…
Fossils
fossils
clues
remains
prove
This man has found dinosaur______. He will learn a lot from t…
Fossils give _____ that help scientists solve mysteries about…
These are the ______ of large dinosaur. One bone is all that…
Scientists are trying to ____, or show, that dinosaurs and bi…
fossils
This man has found dinosaur______. He will learn a lot from t…
clues
Fossils give _____ that help scientists solve mysteries about…
14 terms
Fossils
Fossils
Types of Fossils
Cast
Mold
the remains of a once living thing that died long ago
Cast... Mold... Animal - bones/teeth... Plant - mostly imprints... Amber…
Takes the same shape of the plant or animal. The space is som…
Looks like the shape of the living thing carved into a rock.…
Fossils
the remains of a once living thing that died long ago
Types of Fossils
Cast... Mold... Animal - bones/teeth... Plant - mostly imprints... Amber…
15 terms
Fossils!
Fossils
paleontologist
excavate
trace fossil
the preserved trace, imprint, or remains of a plant or animal
A scientist who studies fossils
To dig out of the ground and remove
A fossilized structure, such as a footprint or a coprolite, t…
Fossils
the preserved trace, imprint, or remains of a plant or animal
paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils
Fossils
Fossil
Paleontologist
Petrification
Mold
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
The process by which organic material is turned into stone.
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Fossil
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
Paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
10 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Sedimentary rock
Mold
Cast
The preserved remains or traces of living things.
The type of rock that is made of hardened sediment. It is for…
A hollow area in sediment in the shape of an organism or part…
A solid copy of the shape of an organism.
Fossil
The preserved remains or traces of living things.
Sedimentary rock
The type of rock that is made of hardened sediment. It is for…
15 terms
fossils
Fossils
Trilobite
Echinoid
Crinoid
The preserved remains or traces of organisms that once lived…
A crablike invertebrate that is the most common fossil of the…
sea urchins and sand dollars
sea lilies and feather stars
Fossils
The preserved remains or traces of organisms that once lived…
Trilobite
A crablike invertebrate that is the most common fossil of the…
26 terms
Fossils!
Fossils
paleontologist
excavate
trace fossil
the preserved trace, imprint, or remains of a plant or animal
A scientist who studies fossils
To dig out of the ground and remove
A fossilized structure, such as a footprint or a coprolite, t…
Fossils
the preserved trace, imprint, or remains of a plant or animal
paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils
16 terms
Fossils
Climate
Dinosaur
Environment
Extinct
a pattern of weather over a period of time
an extinct organism
the surroundings and conditions in which an organism lives
no longer exists
Climate
a pattern of weather over a period of time
Dinosaur
an extinct organism
9 terms
Fossils
fossil
fossil record
sedimentary rock
igneous rock
remains or traces of a plant or animal that lived long ago
information about Earth's history that is contained in fossils
type of rock that forms when layers of sediment are pressed t…
a type of rock that forms from melted rock that cools and har…
fossil
remains or traces of a plant or animal that lived long ago
fossil record
information about Earth's history that is contained in fossils
20 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Paleontologist
Petrification
Mold
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
The process by which organic material is turned into stone.
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Fossil
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
Paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
20 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Paleontologist
Petrification
Mold
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
The process by which organic material is turned into stone.
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Fossil
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
Paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
16 terms
Fossils
Fossils
Original Preservation
Original Preservation how common?
Original Preservation environments
preserved remains of once living animals
type of fossil where remains of organisms that have been alte…
least common type of preservation because it requires unique…
freezing or oxygen free environments (no decomposition)
Fossils
preserved remains of once living animals
Original Preservation
type of fossil where remains of organisms that have been alte…
Fossils
ancient
dinosaur
fossil
prehistoric
extremely old
an extinct organism with reptile and birdlike features
evidence that an organism once existed in an area
from a time before human history was recorded
ancient
extremely old
dinosaur
an extinct organism with reptile and birdlike features
14 terms
Fossils
fossil
molds and casts
mineral replacement/petrification
carbon films
traces or remains from preserved organisms
impression of an organisms that is filled with sediments/mine…
when minerals take the place of the organisms cells
when the carbon from an organism is left behind
fossil
traces or remains from preserved organisms
molds and casts
impression of an organisms that is filled with sediments/mine…
19 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Paleontologist
Petrification
Mold
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
The process by which organic material is turned into stone.
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Fossil
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
Paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
16 terms
Fossils
Fossils
Types of Fossils
Cast
Mold
the remains of a once living thing that died long ago
Cast... Mold... Animal - bones/teeth... Plant - mostly imprints... Amber…
Takes the same shape of the plant or animal. The space is som…
Looks like the shape of the living thing carved into a rock.…
Fossils
the remains of a once living thing that died long ago
Types of Fossils
Cast... Mold... Animal - bones/teeth... Plant - mostly imprints... Amber…
20 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Paleontologist
Petrification
Mold
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
The process by which organic material is turned into stone.
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Fossil
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
Paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
16 terms
Fossils
Fossil
3 Ingredients to make a fossil
Non-Example of a fossil
Mold
Any naturally preserved evidence of life.
1.Once was living.... 2. Naturally preserved.... 3. Time
Egyptian Mummy
Imprints from something that was buried.
Fossil
Any naturally preserved evidence of life.
3 Ingredients to make a fossil
1.Once was living.... 2. Naturally preserved.... 3. Time
8 terms
Fossils
fossil
extinct
paleontology
paleontologist
the evidence or remains of a living thing from long ago.
plants or animals that are no longer living
the study of fossils and what they can tell about the history…
scientists who study fossils
fossil
the evidence or remains of a living thing from long ago.
extinct
plants or animals that are no longer living
48 terms
Fossils
Trapped in amber
Silicification
Phosphatization
Mummification
amber, the fossilized resin of a plant or tree, sometime pres…
Form of petrification: weathering volcanic ash usually suppli…
bones and teeth are more likely to be preserved if large quan…
a pause in disintegration and is not true fossilization
Trapped in amber
amber, the fossilized resin of a plant or tree, sometime pres…
Silicification
Form of petrification: weathering volcanic ash usually suppli…
20 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Paleontologist
Mold
Cast
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
The impression in a rock left by an ancient organism
A fossil that is formed when an animal, plant, or other organ…
Fossil
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
Paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
24 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Paleontologist
Petrification
Mold
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
The process by which organic material is turned into stone.
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Fossil
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
Paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
20 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Paleontologist
Petrification
Mold
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
The process by which organic material is turned into stone.
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Fossil
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
Paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
Fossils
Fossil
Paleontologist
Petrification
Mold
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
The process by which organic material is turned into stone.
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Fossil
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
Paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
16 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Paleontologist
Petrification
Mold
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
The process by which organic material is turned into stone.
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Fossil
Any remains or trace of a formerly living organism preserved…
Paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils to learn about organisms that…
21 terms
Fossils
In what type of rock are most fossils…
Evolutionist believe that fossils span…
What is a petrified fossil?
What percentage of fossils are vertebr…
Sedimentary
Hundreds of millions of years (100,000,000)
A fossil where MINERALS have replaced the hard parts. An exam…
0.0125% of fossils are vertebrates.
In what type of rock are most fossils…
Sedimentary
Evolutionist believe that fossils span…
Hundreds of millions of years (100,000,000)
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Fossils -
fossil
What are 3 types of fossils?
mold
trace fossils
the hardened remains of a plant or an animal that lived long…
bones or teeth that turn into fossils, trace fossils, cast
shape of a once living thing left in sediment when the rock f…
marks left behind like dinosaur tracks in mud
fossil
the hardened remains of a plant or an animal that lived long…
What are 3 types of fossils?
bones or teeth that turn into fossils, trace fossils, cast
9 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Extinct
Why are there more animal fossils?
Mold
hardened remains of a living thing that died long ago
describes a group of living things that are no longer living
animal fossils are hard and don't break down as quickly
what is made when the dead animal or plant presses into the s…
Fossil
hardened remains of a living thing that died long ago
Extinct
describes a group of living things that are no longer living
31 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Cast
Petrified Fossil
Carbon Film
The preserved remains or traces of living things
A fossil that is solid copy of an organism's shape, formed wh…
A fossil in which minerals replace all or part of an organism
A type of fossil consisting of an extremely thin coating of c…
Fossil
The preserved remains or traces of living things
Cast
A fossil that is solid copy of an organism's shape, formed wh…
22 terms
Fossils
What is a fossil?
What is weathering?
What is erosion?
What can cause erosion to happen?
A fossils is an animal, plant, or bone that has been preserve…
The breaking down of rocks
The moving of rocks.
Wind, water, animals (humans).
What is a fossil?
A fossils is an animal, plant, or bone that has been preserve…
What is weathering?
The breaking down of rocks
18 terms
Fossils
fossils
mold
cast
petrified fossils
preserved remains or traces of living things
hollow area in sediment the shape of an organism or part of a…
solid copy of the shape of an organism
fossil in which minerals replace all or part of an organism
fossils
preserved remains or traces of living things
mold
hollow area in sediment the shape of an organism or part of a…
10 terms
Fossils
amber
cast
extinct
fossil
hardened tree sap
a fossil made inside a mold
no longer existing in living form
the imprint or remains of something that lived long ago
amber
hardened tree sap
cast
a fossil made inside a mold
5 terms
Fossils
Fossil
Paleontologist
Petrified
Extinct
The remains of plants and animals from long ago
A scientist who studies fossils
Turned to rock ( like wood)
No longer living on earth ( like animals)
Fossil
The remains of plants and animals from long ago
Paleontologist
A scientist who studies fossils
14 terms
Fossils
PALEONTOLOGY
EXTINCT
FOSSIL
BODY FOSSIL
the study of fossils... "paleo" means old or ancient
the death of every member of a species
the preserved remains,... traces, or imprint of... an organism
The actual remains of an organism, including bones, shells, t…
PALEONTOLOGY
the study of fossils... "paleo" means old or ancient
EXTINCT
the death of every member of a species
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