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Palaeontology Level 3

Open Study College
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329 GBP
English
Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Unit 1: Introduction to palaeontology

  • Describe what palaeontology is
  • The main events in the history of palaeontology
  • Key early palaeontologists
  • Why we study palaeontology

Unit 2: Evolution of life on Earth

  • Formation of the earth
  • Main stages in geological evolution
  • Theories behind the evolution of life
  • Why explosions of life and mass extinctions have occurred throughout history

Unit 3: What are fossils?

  • Explain what a fossil is
  • Fossilisation
  • Different modes of preservation
  • Main fossil bearing rock types

Unit 4: Types of fossils

  • Invertebrates
  • Vertebrates
  • Plants
  • Trace fossils

Unit 5: Recovery and recording of fossil evidence

  • Equipment and methods
  • Ethics of fossil collecting
  • How fossils are prepared and cleaned
  • How fossil finds are recorded

Unit 6: Paleontological discoveries and what they have taught us

  • Darwin’s theory of evolution and the fossil record
  • Fossil record and what it has taught us
  • Development of modern techniques
  • ‘Ancient survivors’ and ‘living fossils’

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42.90 totalling 429

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