Scientific fossil dating

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The area contains essential elements that define the origin and evolution of humanity.Fossils found there have enabled the identification of several specimens of early hominids, more particularly of Paranthropus, dating back between 4.5 million and 2.5 million years, as well as evidence of the domestication of fire 1.8 million to 1 million years ago.Description is available under license CC-BY-SA IGO 3.0 C’est sur ce site que le célèbre crâne fossile de Taung – un spécimen de l’espèce Australopithecus africanus – fut découvert en 1924.La vallée de Makapan, elle aussi sur ce site, abrite dans ses nombreuses grottes archéologiques des traces d’occupation et d’évolution humaines remontant à quelque 3,3 millions d’années.

Kenneth Lacovara is leading research at the Jean and Ric Edelman Fossil Park at Rowan University in Mantua Township, N. The park contains thousands of fossils and provides researchers with the best window, east of the Mississippi, into the Cretaceous Period—the heyday of the dinosaurs.From the mapped field relationships, it is a simple matter to work out a geological cross-section and the relative timing of the geologic events.His geological cross-section may look something like Figure 2.For example, a geologist may examine a cutting where the rocks appear as shown in Figure 1.Here he can see that some curved sedimentary rocks have been cut vertically by a sheet of volcanic rock called a dyke.

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