ISB 1-25-2011 - Paris Basin of France. Fossils change over...

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ISB 1-25-2011 17:25 What is a fossil? The preserved shell or bone of an animal after it dies. The preserved remains or traces of an ancient organism. Doesn’t have to be an animal, it can also be a plant/microorganism Trace Fossil (Dinosaur Footprint = fossil track, something that an organism made or left  behind, shell, wood etc) Fossil has to be prehistoric What science covers the subject of the last 6000 years? Archeology What science covers Prehistory? Paleontology The part of our DNA that differs from the chimpanzee: The DNA that has diverged since the time that we and the chimpanzees were breeding  with each other.  Once inner breeding stopped, the DNA diverged and developed into  what it is today. Faunal Succession: Discovered around the turn of the 18 th  century (1790’s) in southern England, and in the 
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Unformatted text preview: Paris Basin of France. Fossils change over time Every time life changes on this planet (fairly big change): mass extinction/catastrophy Mesozoic Period Pterosaur: flying reptiles Marine Reptiles Trilobites: 3 lobed arthropods Prehistoric worlds come in succession Too many to count Come in a geological columns that are divided up Last 542 million years have been divided up into 11 periods Examples of living fossils: Coelecanth Thought to be extinct until 1930, caught off the coast of Madagascar. George Cuvier: Anatomist Studied the African Elephant, Indian Elephant, and Mammoth. Mastered the details of each species, and learned every bone, and how they differed between the three species. 17:25 17:25...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course ISB 200 taught by Professor Ralphtaggart during the Spring '09 term at Michigan State University.

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