Principle of relative dating
What would the geologist be able to deduce about the world we live in, based on what was left in the strata?Stratigraphy started to become a formal science due to the work of a man who published under the name Nicolas Steno in the 17th century.
These rocks are tilted due to deposition on the non-horizontal surfaces of primitive rocks.
Ask yourself how the things that are happening in the world today might end up being recorded in the sediments that are now or soon will be deposited.
How would today's sediments appear to a geologist millions of years in the future examining outcrops of sedimentary rock that originated in our time?
Click Question 1 (3 points): Find the list of hypothetical geologic examples and click on "fault." We are asked to determine the correct sequence of geologic events shown by the cross-section.
In order to do this, we need to apply the principles of relative dating which we have learned.