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Students are provided several fossiliferous samples to analyze in detail. I provide more than they need to snalyze so everyone in the class can be working. I give a range of specimens of different geologic ages, diversities, abundances, taxonomic compositions, depositional environments and taphonomic grades. The goal is for the students to identify all of the different fossil types to the lowest taxonomic level. I provide some that are well preserved and some that are highly fragmented making identification difficult. Next, students are tasked with assigning an age range of the sample by combining the age ranges of individual taxa, and make taphonomic descriptions and paleoecological analyses.

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    Education Levels:

    • Grade 1
    • Grade 3
    • Grade 6
    • Grade 8
    • Grade 9

    Keywords:

    Higher Education,NSDL,Undergraduate (Upper Division),Paleoecology,Vocational/Professional Development Education,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20100502200054124T,Systematics and Phylogenetic Reconstruction,Paleoenvironmental Reconstruction,NSDL_SetSpec_380601

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    English

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