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Dating the Fossil Record ActivityName: Amanda FrancoPer.You have received nine rock samples from a paleontologist inCalifornia. Your job is to arrange the samples in order from oldest toyoungest according to their fossil content and to determine their relativeages using the process of relative dating. Results from absolute datingmethods will not be available from a laboratory for several weeks, andthe paleontologist needs the information immediately. You know fromprevious work that the rocks of Sample 2 are the oldest.Procedure: Part A1.Arrange the fossil cards from oldest to youngest. Begin with Sample 2because you know this sample is the oldest. You may need to try severaldifferent arrangements to get the cards in order.HINT: After anorganism becomes extinct, it does not reappear in younger rocks.2.Record the samples in order from bottom to top(oldest to youngest) inthe first column ofTable 1. Sample 2 is done for you.3.Write the fossil names in order by age from left to right in the top row ofTable 1.HINT: Examine yourfossil cards carefully to determine where each fossil appears in the rock record. Write an X in the

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