organism lived
oriental garden lizard, calotes versicolor, tropical climate @ Pixabay

A __ may tell a geologist when, where, and how an organism lived. Geologists can use the sedimentary rocks that are found around fossils to determine what type of environment they were living in during their lifetime. They can also place the fossil into time frames based on the rock layers it was found in. Sedimentary rocks tell geologists when the organism was alive, where it lived, and what type of environment it inhabited. Geologists can place fossils into time frames based on the rock layers that they were found in. Organisms that are fossilized exist for thousands of years after they die but only a tiny fraction of them become fossils because most organisms don’t turn to stone well enough or have soft tissues like muscles or guts that decompose before being able to be preserved forever as an imprint in sedimentary rock. Geology is closely related to other sciences such as biology (the study of life) and chemistry (the study of matter). Knowing how various natural phenomena work together allows scientists from different fields find new information about


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