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In this session we will introduce you to the idea of relative and absolute dating, and explore the difference between these two ideas.
Diagram 1 shows three sites, each with its own sequence of assemblages.
Diagram by Phyllis Newbill The relative order of events is as follows (read up from the bottom): 8.
Layers 1-6 and Dike A eroded, forming the lower unconformity.
Here the assemblages are represented by different symbols (star, square etc.), arranged in chronological order with the oldest at the bottom.
Relative dating, shown in Diagram 2, is like playing the slot machines: you want at least two identical things to line up at the same time. Here, the process of lining up contemporary assemblages reveals that the three sites have some chronological overlaps.
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We can also handle parallel relative sequences (e.g.are surfaces in rocks caused by erosion or non-deposition that represent missing time. This Fairfax County unconformity represents about 500 million years that are not represented between the top of the granite and the bottom of the Coastal Plain sand deposit. Rocks beneath an unconformity are older than the unconformity. The unconformity is the boundary between the sediment and the granite. For example, the principle of superposition states that sedimentary layers are deposited in sequence, and, unless the entire sequence has been turned over by tectonic processes or disrupted by faulting, the layers at the bottom are older than those at the top.The principle of inclusions states that any rock fragments that are included in rock must be older than the rock in which they are included.