Create a Word document that includes the following:
Part 1: Use the web resources on various pages by using your search engine to look for information on acritarchs.
The web page on dinoflagellates constructed by the University of California, Berkeley, Museum of Paleontology is a good place to start.
What is the nature of an acritarch? What is the geological range? How are they fossilized and in what kind of rock? Why are there no more acritarchs?
Part 2: The current marker for the base of the Cambrian System is the elongate trace fossil, Trichophycus.
Write a short summary of the global significance of this trace fossil both as a basal marker for the Cambrian and also as a fossil of evolutionary significance.
Make a sketch of this trace fossil and the type of organism that you think might have made this trace.
What is the significance of Fortune Head, Newfoundland? Why are such places so important in paleontology and stratigraphy?