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    Paleontology

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    The Wonders of Paleontology 1 The Wonders of Paleontology Kennedy Ligon Biology‚ Period 6 The Wonders of Paleontology 2 As time presses on‚ more discoveries are being made everywhere around us. Several new things are being found‚ including the new findings of Paleontology. While we’re still finding things on our own planet‚ Earth‚ Paleontologists are clearing the gap one discovery at a time. With the amazing feats they’ve accomplished‚ all corners of the Earth’s land will soon be completely

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    <center><b>(a 9th-10th grade essay)</b></center> <br> <br><b>What Is Paleontology?</b> <br>Paleontology is he study of fossils‚ such as wood‚ bones‚ and shells. Those are the most common fossils‚ but there are also other types of things paleontologists search for. Such as soft tissues‚ tracks‚ and trails‚ and even coprolites which are fossil feces. Even though the fossils these people dig up are billions of years old‚ there is no minimum age for a structure to be a fossil. <br> <br>These paleontologists

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    Paleontology‚ the study of prehistoric creatures. This topic has always been of great interest and importance to me. I have always loved going to natural history museums and seeing all the creatures there‚ perfectly preserved for us to study. Dinosaurs are one of my high areas of interest‚ but I also very much enjoy prehistoric mammals‚ especially around the ice ages‚ and marine animals. The subject gives us such an insight on how the world was before us‚ I do not see how anyone could not enjoy it

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    Mummies Are Fossils

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    because‚ the definition of a mummy‚ fits into the definition of a fossil. The Enchanted Learning’s dinosaur fossil page divides types of fossils into two categories‚ fossilized body parts and trace fossils. The University of California’s Museum of Paleontology has further classified types of fossils‚ based on the processes available‚ for a fossil to form. These diverse and distinct classifications are as follows: ∑ Compactions: organic substance preserved with a reduction in size ∑ Molecular: organic

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    hydrologist. What is a paleontologist? A paleontologist is a person who studies ancient life and ecosystems. Paleontologist also study fossils to determine organisms. But there is more than one kind of paleontologist like micropaleontology‚ human paleontology‚ and paleoecology etc. A micropaleontologist study microscopic fossils. A human paleontologist study prehistoric human and proto-human fossils. And paleoecologists study the ecology and the climate of the past. Another geology job is geochemists

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    Dinosaur Footprints

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    thin layer of topsoil in the same rock layer. Earlier this year‚ the footprint-bearing rock was reinforced and removed. “We successfully made a mold of the upper surface to preserve the dinosaur footprints‚” said Stephen Godfrey‚ Curator of Paleontology at the Calvert Marine Museum (www.Skullptures.com). He was contracted by Goddard to preserve and move the preserved footprints for further scientific examination and eventual display. The original footprint was almost certainly that of a nodosaur

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    Dinosaurs can be classified in the groups known as ornithischians that are bird-hipped dinosaurs. The saurischian‚ were reptile-hipped dinosaurs. Even though birds are avian their common ancestor are non-avian saurischians. “Birds have many ancestors such as the Dilophosaurus‚ Allosaurus‚ Tyrannosaurus‚ Velociraptor‚ and lastly leading to the Archaeopteryx. The closest ancestor of dinosaurs to birds are the Archaeopteryx. From each lineage or generation dinosaurs inherited certain features that make

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    calling this dinosaur “the lost link between dinosaurs and modern day birds”. It was supposed to be huge; people have been looking for something like this for ages. The team affectionately began referring to the fossil as Archaeoraptor. The world of paleontology was going mad with excitement. Unfortunately‚ these dreams of new discovery would not last

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    Evolution

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    and especially evolution‚ have been argued long and hard in socio-political arenas. Even today‚ evolution is not often taught in primary schools. However‚ evolution is the binding force of all biological research. It is the unifying theme. In paleontology‚ evolution gives workers a powerful way to organize the remains of past life and better understand the one history of life. The history of thought about evolution in general and paleontological contributions specifically are often useful to the

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    Fossils of the Paleozoic Era

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    edu/entry/conscitech/carboniferous. Kazlev‚ Alan M. "Timescale: The Phanerozoic Eon." Palaeos. Web. 09 Apr. 2010. http://www.palaeos.com/Timescale/Phanerozoic.htm#Paleozoic. Palmer‚ A. R. "The Paleozoic Era." UCMP - University of California Museum of Paleontology. Nov. 2002. Web. 09 Apr. 2010. http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/paleozoic/paleozoic.html. Perkins‚ Rodger. "Paleozoic Era Paleobiology." Fossils Geological Time and Evolution. 2008. Web. 09 Apr. 2010. http://www.fossilmuseum.net/Paleobiology/Paleozoic_paleobiology

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