This link provides recitation information for Biology 401 on the fossil record. Two in-class activities are provided in the form of excel files. One activity is based on the fossil record and the other is based on radiometric dating. Class handouts are provided in editable format, pdf format and TA notes are provided in pdf format.
In its 4.6 billion year history, Earth has undergone massive geologic and climatic changes and provided habitat to an ever-changing cast of life forms. To learn more about the origins and evolution of Earth and its inhabitants, investigate this extensive collection of resources.
The extensive evidence in support of both fact and theory of evolution comes primarily from studies of the fossil record, molecular sequences, and comparative anatomy. Here you'll find some pivotal resources, on the Web and in books and articles, that summarize the intersecting and overlapping lines of evidence for evolution.
If you're looking for information about how individual species arise, how systematists classify them, or how many species are currently living on the planet, you've come to the right place. For information about species extinction, see the Deep Time/History of Life page.