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Unformatted text preview: which layer came first next o Denmark o Became a bishop later in life Relative Dating-Steno (Niels Stensen1638-1686) o Wrote the Prodromus Outlined the: Law of superposition + original horizontality + described unconformities Also outlined the: Law of cross-cutting relationships (rocks that cut across)-William Smith (1769- 1839) o English engineer o Develop principle of faunal succession Tell the relative ages of rocks through fossils in the same rock-James Hutton (1776-1797) o Father of geologyUniformitarianism v. Catastrophism The present is the key to the past o Illegitimate son, born in Scotland, left came back, independently wealthy, invented a process welding...
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This note was uploaded on 09/09/2009 for the course GEO 301 taught by Professor Long during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '07