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Paleontology Word Search Name: _________________

Use pages 152 177 to find the words




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I S R E L A T I V E A G E Q N W H N K D I E

1. ______________ the largest division of time units. The most current is the Phanerozoic.

2. _____________ a subdivision of geologic period which includes the Pliocene

3. ____________ a subdivision of time which includes two or more periods. This includes the
Cenozoic which is now.

4. __________ the state when the entire member of a species is dead.

5. _________ the death of every member of a species.




6. _________ the remains or physical evidence of an organism which is preserved by geological
processes.

7. __________ a nonrenewal energy resource which is formed from the remains of organisms
which lived a long time ago

8. _________ a fossil that is found in the rock layers of only one geologic age and that is used to
establish the age of the rock layers

9. _________ a law which states that layers of sediment settles horizontally at first before
moved by geologic forces

10. ____________ a unit of time in which period eras are divided. The earliest one of the
Phanerozoic is Cambrian.

11. _________ the use of determining whether an object or event is older or younger than
other objects of events

12. ___________ a principle or law which states that younger rocks lie above older rocks in
undisturbed sequences

13. ___________ the idea that the same geologic processes shaping the Earth today have been
at work throughout the Earths history.