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vocabulary words on fossils

Fossils are the preserved remains or evidence of ancient living things.
Catastrophism: is the idea that conditions and organism on earth that change in quick, violent events.
Uniformitarianism: states the geologic process that occurs today or similar to those who have occured in the past.
Carbon Film: : is a fossilized carbon outline of an organism or part of one.
Cast: is a fossil copy of an organism made when it is filled with sediment or mineral deposits.
Trace fossils: :is a fossil copy of an organism made when animals leave behind
Paleontology: is the study of fossils.
Relative Age is the age of rocks and geologic features compared with other rocks and features near by
Superposition is the principle that undistributed rock layers and the oldest rocks are on the bottom
inclusion a piece of old rock becomes a new rock
unconformity is the surface where rocks have rotted away producing a break or gap in the rock record
Correlation matching rocks and fossils from separate locations
index fossils represents species that existed on earth for a short length of time
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