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ISB Class notes 1/25/11—should have read through page 48 What is a fossil? -preserved remains or traces of an ancient organism** straight from the old man’s mouth -preserved shell or bone of a plant/animal/microorganism after it’s died -old -could also be something that the plant/organism made—called trace fossils [bee hive, foot print] Archeology covers history—paleontology covers PRE-history Define Paleontology: the study of prehistoric life, as known through fossils -what are other ways to study prehistoric life, assuming we had no fossil record? -some geneticists think we can study ancient life through genetics Fauna Succession -the idea that organic life has changed many times over history -animal succession-discovered independently in 2 separate areas [S. England, and
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2011 for the course ISB 200 taught by Professor Ralphtaggart during the Spring '09 term at Michigan State University.

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