Test your knowledge of absolute dating methods for the layers of rock in a cliff.
Test your knowledge of absolute dating methods for the layers of rock in a cliff. Absolute dating methods give rocks an actual date or a date range in numbers of years. The method you choose will depend on the material present in each rock. We’ve numbered the rock layers 1–6. Layer 1 is the oldest.
Information about each of the absolute dating methods is found in the article Absolute dating, the activity Using absolute dating methods and the interactive Absolute dating methods. This information will help you choose the best method for dating each rock layer.