Relative dating for fossils
To help students understand the development of the geologic time scale.
Also, to introduce students to the major time periods in earth's history, as well as to the role fossils play in helping us understand this history.
Choose: No Frames Layout Choose: Human Evolution Frames .
I have integrated this web page on human evolution into an electronic text, " Nature's Holism - Holism.
For each dating or chronological method there is a link in the box at right to take you to that section of this page.
It discusses how Darwin's theory gave scientific meaning to the observed succession of once-living species in the record of earth's history preserved in the rocks.Evolution & Ecology " (see its HOME PAGE .) The result is that some areas, such as the glossary are shared.Widgets Human evolution from an ancestral primate species is not a vague hypothesis, but a historical fact.Scientists now have accurate methods (see below ) for dating fossils.methods rely on characteristic faunal and geological patterns to bracket the period when the fossil existed.
Gallois, 2001; Fossil of the Chalk, second edition, A.