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7: Stones and Bones - Studying the Fossil Record

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    • Karin Enstam Jaffe & Kara Jones

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    Learning Objectives

    • Identify the different types of fossils and describe how they are formed.
    • Discuss relative and chronometric dating methods, the type of material they analyze, and their applications.
    • Describe the methods used to reconstruct past environments.
    • Interpret a site using the methods described in this chapter.

    This chapter is a revision from “ Chapter 7: Understanding the Fossil Context ” by Sarah King and Lee Anne Zajicek. In Explorations: An Open Invitation to Biological Anthropology, first edition , edited by Beth Shook, Katie Nelson, Kelsie Aguilera, and Lara Braff, which is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0 .


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