Topic: Palaeos: Main Glossary

The following, inevitably incomplete, introductory glossary of terms and concepts links to other topics discussed elsewhere on this site, as well as including general topics of interest such as well-known prehistoric animals.

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Fossil - Wikipedia A fossil (from Classical Latin fossilis; literally, 'obtained by digging') is any preserved remains, impression, or trace of any once-living thing from a past geological age.Examples include bones, shells, exoskeletons, stone imprints of animals or microbes, objects preserved in amber, hair, petrified wood, oil, coal, and DNA remnants. The totality of fossils is known as the fossil record.

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The non-evolution of the horse - creation.com A horse is a horse; of course, of course. For example, in north-eastern Oregon, the three-toed Neohipparion and one-toed Pliohippus were found in the same layer.This indicates that they were living at the same time, and thus provides no evidence that one evolved from the other.

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5 Weathering, Erosion, and Sedimentary Rocks – An. Light illuminates the sedimentary rocks of Notch Peak, in the House Range of western Utah.The House Range contains early Paleozoic marine rocks, highlighted by the Wheeler Formation, home to some of the best Cambrian fossils in Utah.

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Changing Views of the History of the Earth The pre-scientific period before AD 1600. In the pre-scientific era the Biblical account and the speculations of the Greek philosophers were accepted without great question.

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Amino Acid Dating. Is it reliable? - Mike's Origins. Amino Acid Dating Introduction. Amino acid dating has an important attribute in common with Carbon 14 dating. While most other dating mechanisms date the rock surrounding fossils, both Amino Acid and Carbon 14 dating methods, date the actual fossil itself.

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Radiocarbon dating - Wikipedia Radiocarbon dating (also referred to as carbon dating or carbon-14 dating) is a method for determining the age of an object containing organic material by using the properties of radiocarbon, a radioactive isotope of carbon.. The method was developed in the late 1940s by Willard Libby, who received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in 1960. It is based on the fact that radiocarbon (14

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Glossary - PBS: Public Broadcasting Service acquired trait: A phenotypic characteristic, acquired during growth and development, that is not genetically based and therefore cannot be passed on to the next generation (for example, the large.

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Scientific Method (a detailed examination) This page takes a closer look at a variety of topics that have been summarized in two introductory pages. If you haven't done it yet, I suggest that you first read The Simplicity of Basic Scientific Method and An Overview of Scientific Method. Also, my recently revised post-PhD models for Design Process include Science Process because Science is a special type of Design.

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Archeology - World history Archeology. The International History Project. Date:2003. Archeology is the scientific study of past human culture and behavior, from the origins of humans to the present.