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Field Trip to Ashfall Fossil Beds

Timothy Heaton
University of South Dakota
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Historical Geology course

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Description of life over time and fossil preservation

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Stand-alone activity late in the semester


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Fossil preservation, life of the Cenozoic Era

Higher order thinking skills goals for this activity

Using knowledge of biases in fossil preservation to explain the animals preserved at a particular site

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