Assignment for Lesson 1
Describe a period in the geologic record and the life that fossils have provided an exsistence of. The length of the time period can be 1-100 million years. 500 words long.
Each activity has a suggested associated background reading selection.
In this reading it is advisable that you take these guide to university study seriously. They are designed to help you with what is required of you in your studies.
- Study guide:
This is the basic concept of what palaeontology is all about. It encoumpases these 3 areas in the study, along with a few others disiplines like geology, climatology, chemistry etc, though you are usually required to major in only one field.
- Wikipedia article: Wikipedia:Fossil, Wikipedia:Fossil birds Wikipedia:Paleontology, Wikipedia:Geologic time scale
More specialised fields of study.
- Wikipedia:Dinosaur-bird connection
- Wikipedia:Category:Evolutionary biology, an index of palaeontological fields and relevant areas of biology.
- Elements of Geology, The Student's Series, Written by Sir Charles Lyell, Bart., F.R.S., (1871) at Geology.com a bit our of date but offers useful insight on the subject.