Examine the accompanying sketch showing three sediment layers on the ocean floor. What term is applied to such layers? What process was responsible for creating these layers? Are these layers more likely part of a deep-sea fan or an accretionary wedge?
Deep Time 04/19/2016 ▯ How old is old How old are geologic events and how do geologists find out ▯ Geologic time: Relative Age dating: may no know exact day, but can put events in order of a sequence Absolute (Numerical): put actual dates ▯ Marine Sedimentary Rocks: Successive horizontal layers forming on the bottom of the ocean Younger layers form on top of older layers ▯ Principles of Relative Age Dating: Superposition: younger sedimentary rocks are on top of older sedimentary rocks Original horizontality: sedimentary rocks are deposited in flat sheets Late