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1. Relative age dating

The principle of superposition states that the oldest sedimentary rock units are at the bottom, and the youngest are at the top.
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What are the 3 ways that scientists find the age of rocks?

Above the erosion This layer formed on top of earlier rocks after they were tilted and eroded away.
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Which rock layer is oldest?

The canyon itself has formed much more recently than the deposition of rock layers, only about five million years ago as opposed to the rocks, the youngest of which are a little less than 300 million years old.
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What are the 3 ways that scientists find the age of rocks?

Assemblages of fossils refer to groups of several unique fossils occurring together.
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Which layer of rock is the youngest?

In this we see a sequence of rock strata that has been cross-cut by a fault.
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Which rock layer is oldest?

The rocks near the bottom of the waterfall were deposited first and the rocks above are subsequently younger and younger.
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7.1: Relative Dating

What is the rock cycle? What causes tilting in rock layers? The top rock layer and its fossils is the youngest and the bottom is the oldest.
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Grand Canyon Geology

Radiometric dating is a process of reading how much radioactive material is in a rock.
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Which layer of rock is the youngest?

This uses radioactive minerals that occur in rocks and fossils almost like a geological clock.
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1. Relative age dating

Sedimentary rocks originate when particles settle out of water or air, or by precipitation of minerals from water.
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What are the 3 ways that scientists find the age of rocks?

New sediment eventually forms new rock layers on top of the eroded surface, but there is a period of geologic time that is not represented.
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Relative rock layers — Science Learning Hub

Superposition is observed not only in rocks, but also in our daily lives.
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