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Rock Dating 7.1
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The solid layer of rock beneath the soil
Processes by which rock, sand, and soil are broken down and carried away (i.e. weathering, glaciation)
A trace of an ancient organism that has been preserved in rock.
science dealing with the earth's history as recorded in rocks
rock that forms when magma cools and solidifies
a rock that forms from compressed or cemented layers of sediment
A type of rock that forms from an existing rock that is changed by heat, pressure, or chemical reactions.
The breaking down of rocks and other materials on the Earth's surface.
a crack in the earth's crust
A supercontinent containing all of Earth's land that existed about 225 million years ago.
rock layers (strata)
layers of rock that are built up over a period of time
Process in which sediment is laid down in new locations.
Rock Cycle Diagram
diagram showing the various processes needed to change one type of rock into another.
The thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth above the mantle
The layer of hot, solid material between Earth's crust and core.
The central part of the earth below the mantle