Fossils and Geologic Time Topics

Fossils and Geologic Time

Fossils are the remains or traces of ancient life.  They tell us how the earth and its organisms have changed over the eons.  This chapter includes discussions of the definition of fossil, methods of fossilization, important plant and animal fossils, fossils in Virginia, fossil collecting, and geologic time. 

Main topics in this chapter:

3.1  Fossil Basics

3.2  Methods of Preservation

3.3  Important Animal and Plant Fossils

3.4  Selected Virginia Fossils

3.5  Tips for Fossil Collecting

3.6  Geologic Time