Dating

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Mines & Earth Sciences
Department Geology & Geophysics
Creator Brown, Francis Harold
Title Dating
Date 1984
Description There are basically three lines of investigation that are involved in geochronology ? the dating of rocks and other earth materials. First, there are the physical and chemical dating methods which give us numerical estimates of age. Second, there is the reconstruction of the order of events in sections of sedimentary rocks ? those laid down by water and wind. What is done is to find rocks which can be dated within a sequence of strata in order to establish the ages of fossils found within it, since the fossils themselves are not directly datable. The third line of investigation is called geologic correlation, in which one establishes that two or more events happened at the same time, or very nearly so.
Type Text
Publisher The Leakey Foundation
First Page 8
Last Page 9
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Brown, F. H. (1984). Dating. The L.S.B. Leakey Foundation News. 30, 8-9.
Rights Management © The Leakey Foundation
Format Medium application/pdf
Format Extent 250,340 bytes
Identifier ir-main,16881
ARK ark:/87278/s64f281r
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 704219
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s64f281r
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