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Geologic dating, or geochronology, is used to obtain the age of such specimens as rocks, fossils and sediments.
A geologic column that has been constructed by comparing two or more local geologic sections is called a composite geologic column.
Despite overwhelming evidence against it, the literal Judeo-Christian creation story is still accepted as truth by some.
These eras were referred to as the Paleozoic (meaning ancient life), the Mesozoic (meaning middle life), and the Cenozoic (meaning recent life) based on their relative similarity with modern taxa.
Much of the relative geologic time scale had been constructed prior to the 20th century, but much progress has been made in the last half-century toward defining the absolute ages of the rocks on which the relative time scale is based.
the Paleozoic, Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras) representing the period of Earth's history with advanced life forms, and the Pre Cambrian (or Proterozoic and Hadean Eras) representing the period before advanced life.
Within the context of the Phanerozoic Eon, geologists beginning in the late 1700's recognized that fossils appeared in an orderly fashion in stratigraphic units.