(light brown) Next, fossil-rich sedimentary rocks were precipitated.
These rocks are tilted due to deposition on the non-horizontal surfaces of primitive rocks.
Relative dating uses the principles or laws of stratigraphy to order sequences of rock strata.
Rather than putting them into a photo album they are stacked up in a box. If a scientist finds one of those fossils, they can then assume the age of the rock based on the age of the fossil.It doesnt give an exact age but a relative (or comparison) age. Each layer will be successively younger or more recent. Superposition is the principle that says younger rocks lie above older rocks in an undisturbed sequence.