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Unformatted text preview: Instruction: View full-screen images in the Slide Show mode of display. Read the explanatory notes in the Normal View mode of display. Laws (or principles) of stratigraphy (continued) superposition (law) original horizontality (principle) crosscutting relationships (law) lateral continuity (principle) faunal succession (principle) GEOLOGIC HISTORY OF VERTEBRATES READ Chapter 15. Next lecture: finish the chapter. Geologic time scale Principle of Lateral Continuity Sedimentary strata form laterally continuous layers to the point that they: • abut against older rock • pinch out • are truncated by erosion • are cut by fault A geologic formation is: • a distinctive rock type; • thick enough to symbolize on a geologic map. Laws (or principles) of stratigraphy (continued) superposition (law) original horizontality (principle) crosscutting relationships (law) lateral continuity (principle) faunal succession (principle) GEOLOGIC TIME SCALE Laws (or principles) of stratigraphy (continued)...
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This note was uploaded on 03/03/2011 for the course GEO 401 taught by Professor Lassiter during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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