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principle sources: Australian Museum https://au/the-geological-time-scale Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiometric_dating Carleton University numerical (or "absolute") age is a specific number of years, like 150 million years ago.

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After Charles Darwin's publication Origin of Species (Darwin himself was also a geologist) in 1859, geologists realised that particular fossils were restricted to particular layers of rock.

This built up the first generalised geological time scale.

Accurate radiometric dating generally requires that the parent has a long enough half-life that it will be present in significant amounts at the time of measurement (except as described below under "Dating with short-lived extinct radionuclides"), the half-life of the parent is accurately known, and enough of the daughter product is produced to be accurately measured and distinguished from the initial amount of the daughter present in the material.

The procedures used to isolate and analyze the parent and daughter nuclides must be precise and accurate.

Divisions in the geological time scales still use fossil evidence and mark major changes in the dominance of particular life forms.

For example, the Devonian Period is known as the 'Age of Fishes', as fish began to flourish at this stage.

Fossil assemblages 'fingerprint' formations, even though some species may range through several different formations.

This feature allowed William Smith (an engineer and surveyor who worked in the coal mines of England in the late 1700s) to order the fossils he started to collect in south-eastern England in 1793.

Over hundreds to thousands of millions of years, continents, oceans and mountain ranges have moved vast distances both vertically and horizontally.

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