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How do fossils help in determining the relative age of strata?

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It is very difficult to accurately age rocks, but scientists studying living organisms find that they can be aged relatively accurately. Over decades of research, many types of fossils have been checked and aged. Now when a strata needs to be aged, geologists study the fossils and determine the age of the stone by the age of the fossils in it.

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