Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Stratigraphy of Dead Horse Point

Stratigraphy is simply the record of strata layers in rock. Chronologically they follow what's called the law of superposition, which establishes that the oldest rocks are on bottom and the youngest rocks are on top. Pretty simple principle right? Well out at Dead Horse Point, which is right in the heart of canyon country, there's a far reaching, visible geologic, layered record of the history of the earth. Strata layers help geologists determine many components of geologic history like: environment of deposition, fossil record, and the sequence of events throughout the history of the world. To see the stratigraphical history of Dead Horse Point go to:

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