Notice: Payments for answers will end 4/10/2017. Click for more info.
You have new items in your feed. Click to view.
Question and answer
Q: Four laws or principles are involved with the study of stratigraphy. They are _____.
A: Original Horizontality- all sedimentary rocks are originally deposited horizontally. [ Sedimentary rocks that are no longer horizontal have been tilted from their original position. "Strata either perpendicular to the horizon or inclined to the horizon were at one time parallel to the horizon." Steno, 1669 Lateral Continuity- sedimentary rocks are laterally continuous over large
areas. A useful way for Wisconsinites to consider this law is to think of snowfalls. As snow falls, it is not limited to the intersection of Main and Division streets, nor UWSP campus, but falls over a larger area such as Central Wisconsin. Sediments also "rain" down in a simialr fashion such that sedimentary layers are laterally continuous over an area similar to, or greater than, Central Wisconsin. "Material forming any stratum were continuous over the surface of the Earth unless some other solid bodies stood in the way." Steno, 1669 Law of Inclusions- this law states that rock fragments (in another rock) must be older than the rock containing the fragments. Refer to Inclusions. Law of Faunal Succession- This law was developed by William "Strata" Smith who recognized that fossil groups were succeeded by other fossil groups through time. This allowed geologists to develop a fossil stratigraphy and provided a means to correlate rocks throughout the world. ]
Get an answer
Original conversation
User: Four laws or principles are involved with the study of stratigraphy. They are _____.

Weegy: Original Horizontality- all sedimentary rocks are originally deposited horizontally. [ Sedimentary rocks that are no longer horizontal have been tilted from their original position. "Strata either perpendicular to the horizon or inclined to the horizon were at one time parallel to the horizon." Steno, 1669 Lateral Continuity- sedimentary rocks are laterally continuous over large areas. A useful way for Wisconsinites to consider this law is to think of snowfalls. As snow falls, it is not limited to the intersection of Main and Division streets, nor UWSP campus, but falls over a larger area such as Central Wisconsin. Sediments also "rain" down in a simialr fashion such that sedimentary layers are laterally continuous over an area similar to, or greater than, Central Wisconsin. "Material forming any stratum were continuous over the surface of the Earth unless some other solid bodies stood in the way." Steno, 1669 Law of Inclusions- this law states that rock fragments (in another rock) must be older than the rock containing the fragments. Refer to Inclusions. Law of Faunal Succession- This law was developed by William "Strata" Smith who recognized that fossil groups were succeeded by other fossil groups through time. This allowed geologists to develop a fossil stratigraphy and provided a means to correlate rocks throughout the world. ]
theresearcher|Points 2084|

User: Absolute dating tells you _____.

Question
Asked 10/13/2010 3:39:54 PM
Updated 6/29/2014 8:20:51 PM
2 Answers/Comments
New answers
Rating
0
Absolute dating tells you when an event occurred in years.
Added 6/29/2014 8:20:51 PM
Comments
hahahahah do your own effing homework
Added 10/18/2011 10:27:01 AM
Add an answer or comment
Log in or sign up first.
Questions asked by the same visitor
Mesozoic era
Question
Not Answered
Updated 2/6/2015 3:44:43 AM
1 Answer/Comment
The Mesozoic Era is an interval of geological time from about 252 to 66 million years ago.
Added 2/6/2015 3:44:43 AM
This answer has been confirmed as correct and helpful.
Confirmed by jeifunk [2/6/2015 5:48:15 AM]
What is petrification?
Question
Expert Answered
Updated 2/9/2015 6:43:31 AM
2 Answers/Comments
In geology, petrifaction, petrification or silicification is the process by which organic material is converted into stone by impregnation with silica. It is a rare form of fossilization. Petrified wood is the most well known result of this process, but all organisms from bacteria to vertebrates can be petrified.
Added 10/15/2010 7:18:51 PM
In geology, petrifaction or petrification is the process by which organic material is converted into stone through the replacement of the original material and the filling of the original pore spaces with minerals.
Added 2/9/2015 6:42:40 AM
This answer has been confirmed as correct and helpful.
Confirmed by sujaysen [2/9/2015 6:43:19 AM]
What is catastrophism?
Question
Expert Answered
Updated 2/9/2015 2:57:44 AM
1 Answer/Comment
Catastrophism is the theory that the Earth has been affected in the past by sudden, short-lived, violent events, possibly worldwide in scope.
Added 2/9/2015 2:52:52 AM
This answer has been confirmed as correct and helpful.
Confirmed by Andrew. [2/9/2015 2:56:49 AM]
26,531,139 questions answered
Popular Conversations
Most volcanoes are located at A. hot spots. B. transform ...
Weegy: Most volcanoes are located a the pacific ring of fire.
12/12/2017 8:34:43 AM| 14 Answers
This year, after a lengthy, noisy debate, they decided to take ...
Weegy: This year, after a lengthy, noisy debate, they decided to take separate vacations. This is a Simple Sentence. ...
12/10/2017 4:51:34 AM| 4 Answers
What is the primary mission of the Department of Homeland ...
Weegy: The primary mission of the Department of Homeland Security is " ensuring that the United States and its citizens ...
12/12/2017 7:12:59 AM| 4 Answers
Which layer of Earth is responsible for creating Earth's magnetic ...
Weegy: Earth's "Outer Core" is responsible for creating Earth's magnetic field.
12/12/2017 8:25:18 AM| 4 Answers
Which one of the following types of sentences gives a command or ...
Weegy: Do your work! The sentence above is an example of an IMPERATIVE sentence. User: Which one of the following ...
12/8/2017 6:12:32 AM| 3 Answers
Making it a point to work out with a friend is an example of a ...
Weegy: people might interpret a "fitness goal" differently but if what you want is to get healthier, then working out ...
12/7/2017 7:04:03 AM| 2 Answers
(x^3 + 43 - 49x - 7x^2) ÷ (x^2 - 49)
12/7/2017 11:40:19 AM| 2 Answers
Her daughter likes climbing trees. Gerund or gerund phrase: Noun ...
Weegy: A gerund is a verbal that ends in -ing and functions as a noun. User: Locate the gerund or gerund phrase and ...
12/7/2017 4:02:12 PM| 2 Answers
Which one of the following types of sentences gives a command or ...
Weegy: Do your work! The sentence above is an example of an IMPERATIVE sentence. User: Which one of the following ...
12/9/2017 5:01:23 AM| 2 Answers
Weegy Stuff
S
Points 10 [Total 10] Ratings 1 Comments 0 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 5 [Total 5] Ratings 0 Comments 5 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 3 [Total 3] Ratings 0 Comments 3 Invitations 0 Offline
S
Points 1 [Total 1] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
S
P
L
P
Points 1 [Total 166] Ratings 0 Comments 1 Invitations 0 Offline
* Excludes moderators and previous
winners (Include)
Home | Contact | Blog | About | Terms | Privacy | © Purple Inc.