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1 Section 2 Relative Dating: Which Came First?

2 Write a news article from the perspective of a geologist Include all of the key terms from this week Your story must make sense Be creative and have fun!

3 Relative Dating Determining the age and order of particular events or objects.

4 Superposition Younger rocks lie above older rocks in undisturbed sequences.

5 The Geologic Column An ideal sequence of rock layers that contain all the known fossils and rock formations on earth, arranged from oldest to youngest.

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7 Disturbed Rock Layers O/GEO99/pubigneous/intrusion.gif

8 The Missing Piece Unconformity-a surface missing part of geologic column. –Nondeposition –Erosion Disconformities Nonconformities Angular Unconformities

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