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# Principles of Relative Dating

## 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

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How relative positions of rocks allow scientists to compare their ages.
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## Absolute vs Relative Ages

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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

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Reviews how the relative positions of rocks allow scientists to compare their ages.
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## The Wave

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The Wave, on the Arizona-Utah border- artfully reflects a complicated geological history.
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## Nicholas Steno

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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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