Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
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Chapter 16, Darwin's Theory of Evolution - 16.4 - Evidence of Evolution - 16.4 Assessment - Page 473: 2a


Fossils show evolution

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Fossils are found in sedimentary rocks, and they are located in chronological order. This means that fossils found closer to the surface more closely resemble organisms today than fossils found deeper in the earth. Fossils thus show a gradual evolution.
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