Question: Why is dating important in the field of geology?

Dating, in geology, determining a chronology or calendar of events in the history of Earth, using to a large degree the evidence of organic evolution in the sedimentary rocks accumulated through geologic time in marine and continental environments.

What is meant by geological dating?

1. geological dating - use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens. dating. chemical analysis, qualitative analysis - the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements.

How does rock dating help to construct a geological history of Earth?

Relative dating to determine the age of rocks and fossils. Geologists have established a set of principles that can be applied to sedimentary and volcanic rocks that are exposed at the Earths surface to determine the relative ages of geological events preserved in the rock record.

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