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Fossil Record
geologic time scale
geologic time period
fossil
fossil record
scale used by paleontologists to represent evolutionary time
Divisions of Earths history into time units based largely on…
A preserved remnant or impression of an organism that lived i…
Information about past life, including the structure of organ…
geologic time scale
scale used by paleontologists to represent evolutionary time
geologic time period
Divisions of Earths history into time units based largely on…
12 terms
the fossil record
dead plants and animals can form fossils
fossils only form when conditions are…
often, a layer of river mud or volcani…
over time, the organisms tissues under…
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dead plants and animals can form fossils
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fossils only form when conditions are…
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11 terms
The Fossil Record
Petrified fossil
Mold
Cast
Relative dating
a fossile formed when minerals replace all or of an organism
a type of fossile formed when a shell or other hard part of a…
a type of fossile that forms a mold becomes filled in with mi…
a technique used to determine which of two fossils is older
Petrified fossil
a fossile formed when minerals replace all or of an organism
Mold
a type of fossile formed when a shell or other hard part of a…
Fossil Record
fossil
geologic time scale
trace fossil
index fossil
any naturally preserved evidence of life
scale that divides Earth's 4.6 billion year history into dist…
any naturally preserved evidence of an animal's activity
fossils of organisms that lived during a relatively short, we…
fossil
any naturally preserved evidence of life
geologic time scale
scale that divides Earth's 4.6 billion year history into dist…
10 terms
The Fossil Record
petrified fossils
mold
cast
relative dating
organic material is converted into a fossil through the repla…
hollow space in sediment in the shape of an organism
a copy of the shape of the organism that made the mold
Relative dating is the science of determining the relative or…
petrified fossils
organic material is converted into a fossil through the repla…
mold
hollow space in sediment in the shape of an organism
14 terms
The fossil record
What did Charles darwin see as a serio…
evolutionist believe that amphibians e…
coelacanths were once thought to be de…
according to many biology textbooks, w…
A lack of transitional fossils
fishes
coelacanths were found alive
a feathered dinisaur
What did Charles darwin see as a serio…
A lack of transitional fossils
evolutionist believe that amphibians e…
fishes
22 terms
The Fossil Record
homologous structures
branching tree
petrified fossil
cast
body structures that are structurally similar in related spec…
a diagram that shows how scientists think different groups of…
a fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
a type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
homologous structures
body structures that are structurally similar in related spec…
branching tree
a diagram that shows how scientists think different groups of…
The Fossil Record
extinct
paleontologist
relative dating
index fossil
term used to refer to a species that has died out and has no…
scientist who studies fossils
method of determining the age of a fossil by comparing its pl…
distinctive fossil that is used to compare the relative ages…
extinct
term used to refer to a species that has died out and has no…
paleontologist
scientist who studies fossils
12 terms
The Fossil Record
fossils
petrified
relative dating
radioactive dating
most form when organisms become buried in sediments
when minerals replace remains
comparing age with other specimens
determines actual age
fossils
most form when organisms become buried in sediments
petrified
when minerals replace remains
The Fossil Record
Uniformitarianism
catastrophism
relative age
relative dating
a principle that geologic processes that occurred in the past…
a principle that states that a geologic change occurs suddenly
the approximate age of fossils or other objects in rock layer…
any method of determining whether an event or object is older…
Uniformitarianism
a principle that geologic processes that occurred in the past…
catastrophism
a principle that states that a geologic change occurs suddenly
11 terms
The Fossil Record
petrified fossil
mold
cast
relative dating
a fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
A type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
A technique used to determine which of to fossils is older.
petrified fossil
a fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
mold
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Fossil Record
Fossil
Geologic Time Scale
Trace Fossil
Index Fossil
anything left over of life
Divides Earth 4.6 billion history into smaller pieces
Fossil that isn't the animal or plant itself, but is somethin…
Fossil of an organism that lived for a short, but clear cut t…
Fossil
anything left over of life
Geologic Time Scale
Divides Earth 4.6 billion history into smaller pieces
8 terms
The Fossil Record
Paleontologist
Fossil Record
Extinct
Relative Dating
Scientists who study fossils.
Groupings of similar organisms that are arranged in the order…
Died out. (Gone)
Method of determining the age of a fossil by comparing its pl…
Paleontologist
Scientists who study fossils.
Fossil Record
Groupings of similar organisms that are arranged in the order…
11 terms
The Fossil Record
Petrified fossil
Mold
Cast
Relative dating
a fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
a type of fossil formed when a shell of other hard part of an…
a type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
a technique used to determine which of two fossils is older
Petrified fossil
a fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
Mold
a type of fossil formed when a shell of other hard part of an…
11 terms
The Fossil Record
Petrified fossil
Mold
Cast
Relative dating
a fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
a hollow space in sediment in the shape of an organism or par…
a copy of the shape of an organism that made the mold
a technique used to determine which of two fossils is older
Petrified fossil
a fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
Mold
a hollow space in sediment in the shape of an organism or par…
13 terms
The Fossil Record
fossil
sedimentary rock
petrified fossil
mold
the preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
rock formed when layers of sediments harden over millions of…
a fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
a type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
fossil
the preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
sedimentary rock
rock formed when layers of sediments harden over millions of…
11 terms
The Fossil Record
Petrified Fossil
Mold
Cast
Relative dating
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
A hollow space in sediment in the shape of an organism or par…
A type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled with m…
A technique used to determine which of two fossils is older.
Petrified Fossil
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
Mold
A hollow space in sediment in the shape of an organism or par…
The Fossil Record
paleontologist
relative dating
index fossil
radiometric dating
researchers who study fossils to learn about ancient life.
method of determining the age of a fossil by comparing its pl…
distinctive fossil that is used to compare the relative ages…
method for determining the age of a sample from the amount of…
paleontologist
researchers who study fossils to learn about ancient life.
relative dating
method of determining the age of a fossil by comparing its pl…
The Fossil Record
petrified fossils
mold
cast
relative dating
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
A type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
A technique used to determine which of two fossils is older
petrified fossils
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
mold
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
The Fossil Record
Petrified Fossil
Mold
Cast
Relative Dating
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
A type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
A technique used to determine which of two fossils is older.
Petrified Fossil
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
Mold
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Fossil Record
Patterns
Fossils
Fossil Record
Documentation
recurring sequences in things like behavior or events
a preserved trace of a species, whether it be animal or plant…
total number of fossils that have been discovered
the classifying, officiating, or annotating pictures, text, e…
Patterns
recurring sequences in things like behavior or events
Fossils
a preserved trace of a species, whether it be animal or plant…
10 terms
THE FOSSIL RECORD
Petrified Fossil
Mold
Cast
Relative Dating
A fossil formed when minerals replace all parts of an organism
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
A type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
A technique used to determine which of two fossils is older.
Petrified Fossil
A fossil formed when minerals replace all parts of an organism
Mold
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
22 terms
Fossil Record
permineralization
natural casts
trace fossils
amber-preserved fossils
This occurs when minerals carried by water are deposited arou…
These form when flowing water removes all of the original bon…
These record the activity of an organism
These are organisms that get trapped in tree resin that harde…
permineralization
This occurs when minerals carried by water are deposited arou…
natural casts
These form when flowing water removes all of the original bon…
15 terms
The Fossil Record
Fossil
Why do we study fossils?
How do fossils form?
Sedimentary rock
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
They are some of the most important clues to the Earth's past.
Most form when organisms die and become buried in sediments
Rock formed when layers of sediments harden over millions of…
Fossil
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
Why do we study fossils?
They are some of the most important clues to the Earth's past.
Fossils and Fossil Record
fossil
fossil record
law of superposition
radiometric dating
the mineralized remains of organisms, showing how long-dead o…
the mineralized remains of organisms and the rock layers in w…
The geologic principle that states that in horizontal layers…
a method of determining the absolute age of an object by comp…
fossil
the mineralized remains of organisms, showing how long-dead o…
fossil record
the mineralized remains of organisms and the rock layers in w…
14 terms
Fossil Record
petrified fossil
mold
cast
relative dating
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
A type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
A technique used to determine which two fossils is older.
petrified fossil
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
mold
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
15 terms
Fossil Record
Uniformitarianism
Unconformity
Catastrophism
Fossil
theory that the same processes that shape the Earth today hav…
a break in the geologic record that's created when rock layer…
theory that sudden, huge, large-scale events have shaped Earth
the remains of physical evidence of an organism that was pres…
Uniformitarianism
theory that the same processes that shape the Earth today hav…
Unconformity
a break in the geologic record that's created when rock layer…
Fossil Record
Chronological Order
Common Ancestry
Diversity
Extinction
the arrangement of things in the order that they occurred
when organisms are descended from a single ancestor
the quality or state of having many different forms, types, i…
when a species no longer exists
Chronological Order
the arrangement of things in the order that they occurred
Common Ancestry
when organisms are descended from a single ancestor
Fossil Record
uniformitarianism
fossil succession
evolution
paleoecology
the present is the key to the past
The specific order of fossils, from lower to higher, within g…
A change in a species over time
study of ancient ecosystems and animal interactions with it
uniformitarianism
the present is the key to the past
fossil succession
The specific order of fossils, from lower to higher, within g…
Fossil Record
Mold
Cast
Preserved Remains
Trace Fossils
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
a model in the shape of a living thing or its remains, it for…
remnants of an organism that have been preserved wholly or ne…
provide evidence of the activities of ancient organisms
Mold
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Cast
a model in the shape of a living thing or its remains, it for…
The Fossil Record
petrified fossils
mold
cast
relative dating
fossils that form in this way
a hollow space in sediment in the shape of an organism or par…
a copy of the shape of the organism that made the mold
to determine which of two fossils is older
petrified fossils
fossils that form in this way
mold
a hollow space in sediment in the shape of an organism or par…
11 terms
The fossil record
Petrified fossil
Mold
Cast
Relative dating
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
A type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
A technique used the determine which of two fossils is older
Petrified fossil
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
Mold
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
10 terms
The Fossil Record
Relative Age
Relative Dating
Geologic Column
Absolute Dating
the approximate age of fossils/other objects in rock layers d…
any method of determining whether an event/object is older/yo…
an ordered arrangement of rock layers that is based on the re…
any method of measuring the age of an event/object in years
Relative Age
the approximate age of fossils/other objects in rock layers d…
Relative Dating
any method of determining whether an event/object is older/yo…
19 terms
The Fossil Record
paleontologist
fossil reocrd
extinct
relative dating
scientist who studies fossils
information about past life including the structure of organi…
term used to refer to a species that has died out
method of determining the age of a fossil by comparing its pl…
paleontologist
scientist who studies fossils
fossil reocrd
information about past life including the structure of organi…
The Fossil Record
Fossil
Mass Extinction
Petrified Fossils
Molds
The remains or impression of a prehistoric organism.
When many species became extinct at the same time.
Minerals dissolved in water soak into remains, gradually chan…
When organisms die and become buried in sediments, their shel…
Fossil
The remains or impression of a prehistoric organism.
Mass Extinction
When many species became extinct at the same time.
16 terms
The Fossil Record
Fossil Record
Biogeography
Homology
Anatomical homology
timeline that shows how life has evolved on Earth
study of where organisms live
similarities between different species of organisms that may…
similarity between characteristics in different species of or…
Fossil Record
timeline that shows how life has evolved on Earth
Biogeography
study of where organisms live
15 terms
The Fossil Record
paleontology
paleontologist
fossil
sedimentary rock
the study of fossils and ancient life
scientist who studies fossils and ancient life
the traces or remains of an organism preserved by geologic pr…
rocks in which most fossils are found; organisms are buried i…
paleontology
the study of fossils and ancient life
paleontologist
scientist who studies fossils and ancient life
11 terms
The fossil record
Cast
Extinct
Fossil record
Gradualism
A type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
Term used to indicate a species that does not have any living…
The millions of fossils that scientists have collected
The theory that evolution occurs slowly but steadily
Cast
A type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
Extinct
Term used to indicate a species that does not have any living…
11 terms
The Fossil Record
petrified fossil
mold
cast
relative drawing
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
A type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
A technique used to determine which of two fossils is older
petrified fossil
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
mold
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
The Fossil Record
eras
extinct
geological time scale
half-life
divided from eons
died off
divides Earth's history into units representing millions of y…
The time it takes for half of a radioactive element to decay
eras
divided from eons
extinct
died off
11 terms
The Fossil Record
Fossil Record
Extinct
Fossils form in ___.
Sedimentary rocks form when.....
Provides evidence of the history of Earth over time and shows…
Species has died out.
Sedimentary rock.
Exposure to the elements breaks down existing particles of ro…
Fossil Record
Provides evidence of the history of Earth over time and shows…
Extinct
Species has died out.
10 terms
The Fossil Record
Earth
Pangea
fossil
Taphonomy
4.6 Billion Years
250MYA
mineralized organism... remains of organisms that have been whol…
the study of what happens to an animal after it dies
Earth
4.6 Billion Years
Pangea
250MYA
11 terms
The fossil record
Petrified fossil
Mold
Cast
Relative dating
Some remains that become buried in sediments are actually cha…
A hollow space in sediment in the shape of an organism or par…
A copy of the shape of the organism that made the mold
To determine which of two fossils is older
Petrified fossil
Some remains that become buried in sediments are actually cha…
Mold
A hollow space in sediment in the shape of an organism or par…
24 terms
The Fossil Record
Relative Dating
Half- life
Gradualism
Radioactive Dating
a way to determine which of two fossils is older.
the time it takes for half of a radioactive sample to decay.
The theory that evolution occurs slowly but steadily.
A way to determine the actual age of fossils.
Relative Dating
a way to determine which of two fossils is older.
Half- life
the time it takes for half of a radioactive sample to decay.
The Fossil Record
Petrified fossil
Mold
Cast
Relative dating
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
A type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
A technique used to determine which of two fossils are older
Petrified fossil
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
Mold
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
11 terms
The Fossil Record
Petrified fossil
Mold
Cast
Radioactive element
A fossil formed when minerals replace part or all of an organ…
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
A type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
An unstable element that breaks down into a different element
Petrified fossil
A fossil formed when minerals replace part or all of an organ…
Mold
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
13 terms
The Fossil Record
fossil
petrified fossil
mold
cast
the preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
a fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
a type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
a type of fossil that forms when a mold becomes filled in wit…
fossil
the preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
petrified fossil
a fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
11 terms
The Fossil Record
Petrified Fossil
Mold
Cast
Relative dating
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Copy of the shape of the organism that made the mold
Scientists use this to determine which of the two fossils is…
Petrified Fossil
A fossil formed when minerals replace all or part of an organ…
Mold
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
The Fossil Record
petrified fossils
mold
cast
relative dating
formed when minerals replace all or part of an organism
a hollow space in the sediment in the shape of an organism or…
is a copy of the shape of the organism that is in the mold,
used to determine which fossil is older
petrified fossils
formed when minerals replace all or part of an organism
mold
a hollow space in the sediment in the shape of an organism or…
The Fossil Record
Fossil
Sedimentary Rock
Petrified Fossil
Mold
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
Rock formed when layers of sediments harden over millions of…
A fossil formed when materials replace all or part of an orga…
A type of fossil formed when a shell or other hard part of an…
Fossil
The preserved remains or traces of an organism that lived in…
Sedimentary Rock
Rock formed when layers of sediments harden over millions of…
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