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Steno's laws allow scientists to decipher the geological events that occurred and the order in which they took place.

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    Principles of Relative Dating

    Principles of Relative Dating

    by CK-12 //basic
    How relative positions of rocks allow scientists to compare their ages.
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    Absolute vs Relative Ages

    Absolute vs Relative Ages

    by CK-12 //basic
    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.
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    Principles of Relative Dating Quiz - MS ES

    Principles of Relative Dating Quiz - MS ES

    by CK-12 //basic
    Reviews how the relative positions of rocks allow scientists to compare their ages.
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  • Real World Application
    The Wave

    The Wave

    by CK-12 //basic
    The Wave, on the Arizona-Utah border- artfully reflects a complicated geological history.
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  • Real World Application
    Nicholas Steno

    Nicholas Steno

    by CK-12 //basic
    Nicholas Steno made many contributions to natural science, particularly to stratigraphy and to the idea of uniformitarianism.
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