Objectives:
Describe the technique used to relatively date rock formations.
Define the term index fossil and explain how it is used to date rock formations.
Describe three processes of fossilization.
Explain how radiometric dating is used to determine the absolute age of rocks.
Identify the four elements commonly used for radiometric dating and list individual half-lives.


Key Terms:
Geologic Time Scale
Relative dating
Principle of Uniformity
Principle of Superposition
Principle of Cross-cutting relationships
Unconformity
Original preservation
Mineralization
Index fossil
Half-life
Radiometric dating

Assignments & Lecture Notes:

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Relative Dating Activity -

Radiometric Dating Lab -



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