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Geologic Time Worksheet

Use the following table to compare ways of evaluating geologic time. Your description, similarities, and differences must each be at least 50 words.

|Time Evaluation Method |Description |Advantages of this Method |Disadvantages of this Method |
|Relative dating |The relative dating method is |Advantages of relative dating is|The biggest disadvantage of the |
| |the arrangement of numerous |vitally important for helping |relative dating method is that |
| |artifacts or events in a |determine the absolute age of an|it does not provide an age in |
| |sequence related to each other |unknown object by placing items,|years. Also the relative dating |
| |but without ties in a specific |such as rock formations, in a |method can only determine the |
| |slot of measured time and uses |proper chronological order. If |sequential order in which a |
| |a process of using past events |relative dating was not used, |series of events occurred, not |
| |to determine the age of the |there would not be a way of |when they occurred. So this |
| |artifact. This process does not |specifying a specific species |method is only like an estimate |
| |give a specific era of time, but|and having it categorized by the|not a specific. |
| |yet an estimate of time(Murck, |correct age. | |
| |Skinner, & Mackenzie, 2008). |…...

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