Discusses how radiometric dating can provide an absolute age (date in number of years) to complement the relative age relationships provided by the principle of superposition.
Students take an informational tour to gain a basic understanding of geologic time, the evidence for events in Earth’s history, relative and absolute dating techniques, and the significance of the Geologic Time Scale.
Reviews how the relative positions of rocks allow scientists to compare their ages.
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Nicholas Steno made many contributions to natural science, particularly to stratigraphy and to the idea of uniformitarianism.
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