-The greek words Palaeos meaning old, ont meaning creature, and logos for speech or thought.
-Study of organisms of the past to determine their evolution, their interactions with each other, and with their environment.
-Fossils come from preserved signs of past life (feces, plants, animals, nests, footprints, etc.)
-Fossils are made in a variety of different ways;
-One can learn how old fossils are by looking at the radioactive isotopes (http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/fossils)
-Fossils are almost always found in sedimentary rock (http://paleo.cc/kpaleo/fossfind.htm)