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Unit 5

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Geologist A scientist who studies the Earth's crust as well as the processes and history that shaped it.
Paleontologist A scientist that studies fossil remains found on the Earth's surface in order to study primitive life form such as: plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria
A branch of geology dealing with the arrangement of _______ of rock layers or strata. sedimentary
Geologists assume the _______ rock layers are on top of the older ones, unless some type of disturbance occurs newest
Geologists assume the newest rock layers are on ______ of the older ones, unless some type of disturbance occurs top
Geologists assume the newest rock layers are on top of the _____ ones, unless some type of disturbance occurs older
Geologists assume the newest rock layers are on top of the older ones, unless some type of disturbance occurs law of superposition
The strata of sedimentary rocks is important in determining their ______ age. relative
Relative age determines the "relative" order of past events but not the _______ ______. absolute age
Strata is sometimes _______. disturbed
Determining relive age in the field is sometimes very ______ because of these disturbances difficult
Determining relive age in the field is sometimes very difficult because of these ______. disturbances
Preserved ______ or traces of animals, plants, and preserved in sedimentary rock strata.
Preserved remains or ______ of animals, plants, and preserved in sedimentary rock strata.
_____ - History of life as documented by all fossils, preserved in sedimentary rock.
Provides a of _____ past events in Earth's geological history
Special fossil called "Index fossils" indicate to geologists the _____ in geological time
This is another _____ to determine the age of rocks.
This is another tool to determine the ____ of rocks.
Characteristics of ______, Easily recognizable, Abundant, wide geographic distribution, Live a short time.
Characteristics of Index Fossil, Easily recognizable, Abundant, wide geographic distribution, Live a short time.
Characteristics of Index Fossil, Easily recognizable, Abundant, wide geographic distribution, Live a short time.
Characteristics of Index Fossil, Easily recognizable, Abundant, wide geographic distribution, Live a short time.
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