Fossils Lab

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 10/5/09 Fossils Labs 10 and 11 Laboratory Studies in Earth History Brice, Levin, Smith 9th edition http://www.ci.laguna- hills.ca.us/images/section_images/fossil_exhibit.jpg http://3dparks.wr.usgs.gov/2006/fossilbutte/3d/fo Baleen Whale – Atacama Desert, Peru http://www.sculpturegallery.com/three/fossil_fi
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10/5/09 What is a fossil? The remnants of an ancient living organism preserved in rock or sediment How long does it take before the remnants of an organism are considered fossilized? 10,000 years
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10/5/09 Types of Fossil Preservation Tracks Trails Borings Burrows Coprolites External molds Internal molds Carbon, Calcium, Magnesium films Preserved without alteration-soft tissue Trapped in amber Insects Frozen in Arctic soil Mammals
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10/5/09 Review o Taxonomic Groups Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus o Naming Use genus and species name Genus species Homo sapiens Canis familiaris
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10/5/09 Coccolithophores Unicellular Planktonic Calcium carbonate skeletons Algae http://www.co2.ulg.ac.be/peace/objects/21
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10/5/09 Diatoms Unicellular Eukaryotic algae Aquatic – marine and fresh water Siliceous cell walls http://www.daviddarling.info/images/diat http://www.bhikku.net/archives/03/img/diat oms.JPG
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10/5/09 Foraminifera – forams Unicellular Eukaryotic Marine – Ben thic or Planktonic Shells – tests – Helpful in finding oil deposits http://soer.justice.tas.gov.au/2003/image/429/cem_habitat/p- http://www.cushmanfoundation.org/resources/images/
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This note was uploaded on 03/01/2009 for the course GEOL 1603 taught by Professor Yann during the Spring '09 term at LSU.

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