Geologists use this type of method all the time to establish relative ages of rocks.
Now, what if instead of being horizontal, this rock layer was found in a tilted position?
Your goal is to study the smooth, parallel layers of rock to learn how the land built up over geologic time.
Now imagine that you come upon a formation like this: What do you think of it? How can you make any conclusions about rock layers that make such a crazy arrangement?
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