Question: What geologic principles are used in relative age dating?

The principle of superposition is simple, intuitive, and is the basis for relative age dating. It states that rocks positioned below other rocks are older than the rocks above.

Which of the following are principles used for relative age dating of fossils?

principle of faunal succession Figure 4: The principle of faunal succession allows scientists to use the fossils to understand the relative age of rocks and fossils. Fossils occur for a distinct, limited interval of time.

Which of the following is a principle of relative dating?

Principle of Superposition Relative Dating Principles 1: Lower strata are older than those lying on top of them. Principle of Superposition: In an otherwise undisturbed sequence of sedimentary strata, or rock layers, the layers on the bottom are the oldest and layers above them are younger.

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