# What have scientists used to build a chronology of earths past

What have scientists used to build a chronology of earths past

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1. Expert says:

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2. rivman10 says:

Hi,

Scientists have used rock samples to date the Earth's past. They also might use Steno's principles.

Relative dating is the determination of the age of a rock or geological event by comparing with other rock/ geologic events. Absolute dating is a form of geologic dating that gives an actual date or age in history that the item was formed or died in years.

Steno's principles are:

Law of superposition - Bottom layer is the oldest, top layer of the youngest In undisturbed layers of sedimentary rock or magma.

Original horizontally - When sedimentary rock layers form, they are "created in a horizontal form.

The Principle of Lateral Continuity - States that layers of sediment initially extend laterally in all directions.

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3. Expert says:

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