Scientists now have accurate methods (see below ) for dating fossils.
methods rely on characteristic faunal and geological patterns to bracket the period when the fossil existed.
sapiens (including Neanderthals and Cro-Magnon) (see the modern taxonomic classification of humans).
This formed the foundation of the neo-Darwinian evolutionary theory.
Tool use by our early ancestors is one such adaptation.
The evolution of a species is linked to the environment.
Adaptation is a continuous response to the environment by changeable species.
Archaeological geology as a science had to precede the proposal of evolution, as an understanding of the immense age of the earth is necessary to understand evolution.
Cuvier established amongst the scientific community the fact of extinction.
Tree ring dating offers over 1,000 years of clues in dates of artifacts from the American Southwest.