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Fossil Records


Abiotic/Physical factors: non living factors such as erosion, wind, sun exposure.
benthic living on the bottom or the ocean floor
body fossils body parts of organisms that became fossils such as bones teeth skin leaves tree trunks
cast cast are formed when sediment leaks into mold and hardens to form a copy of the original structure
coprolite fossilized feces
decomposer an organism that breaks down the tissue and/or structures of dead organisms
erosion weathering or wearing away of a rock and earth( and any fossils they contain) caused by wind sun and water
fossil the natural remains or traces of past life. something is considered to be a fossil if it is at least 10,000 years old
fossil records ALL of the fossils that have to be existed throughout life's history whether they have been found or not
ground water water found underground as a result of rainfall ice and snow melt submerged rivers lakes and springs
ichnology the study of trace fossils
igneous rock type of rock produced when molten magma (lava) cool and soldiers.
impression fossiliz bed prints or marks made by a living thing
metamorphic rock
plate technics
rock cycles
sedimentary rock
trace fossil
Created by: BABYGIRL121615