Relative rock dating worksheet

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A process called relative-age dating helps scientists determine how old these rock layers are.

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The radiocarbon method was developed by a team of scientists led by the late Professor Willard F.Relative age dating also means paying attention to crosscutting relationships.Say for example that a volcanic dike, or a fault, cuts across several sedimentary layers, or maybe through another volcanic rock type.Relative dating does not provide actual numerical dates for the rocks.Fossils are important for working out the relative ages of sedimentary rocks.In a way this field, called geochronology, is some of the purest detective work earth scientists do.

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