Relative dating excerice
▲ 9 Exercise 1 Relative Dating and unconformities PROCEDURE PART A determine the sequence of geologic events repre- Using the dating techniques discussed above, sented in each of the block diagrams in figure 1.6 youngest oldest A. (continued FIGURE 1.6 answer A - the order from oldest to youngest is as follows. ( youngest) at the beginning the layers B, H, F, A, I, and C were deposited respectively in horizontal layers.
Just as Sherlock Holmes used his power of observation to decipher the clues to a suspect's past actions, we will let the blemishes and behaviors of the rocks tell us their past story. ) Remember that relative dating involves determining "which came first" rather than "exactly when did this happen." The first step to untangling the geologic history of an area is often to figure out what happened first, second and third, etc.without knowing the absolute ages at which the rocks themselves formed.To review our principles of relative dating as applied to such geologic cross-sections, we will make use of a neat learning tool available on the Internet."Athro Limited" is a private company which provides education modules on the Internet.Click Question 1: What is the sequence of events that can be inferred from the above cross-section?