Question: What is relative age How do you determine it?

Relative Age Determination. Superposition of rock units is a very simple and straightforward method of relative age determination. The principle states that in a sequence of undeformed sedimentary rocks the oldest beds are at the bottom and the youngest ones are at the top.

What is relative age in your own words?

1. n. [Geology] The approximate age determination of rocks, fossils or minerals made by comparing whether the material is younger or older than other surrounding material.

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