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Cross cutting relationships help geologists use geologic features such as faults and intrusions along with rock layers to determine which layers and features are oldest and which are youngest.The rocks at the bottom had to have been there before the rocks on top of...The rocks at the bottom had to have been there before the rocks on top of them could be deposited.From top to bottom: Rounded tan domes of the Navajo Sandstone, layered red Kayenta Formation, cliff-forming, vertically jointed, red Wingate Sandstone, slope-forming, purplish Chinle Formation, layered, lighter-red Moenkopi Formation, and white, layered Cutler Formation sandstone.Photo from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Utah.The Permian through Jurassic stratigraphy of the Colorado Plateau area of southeastern Utah is a great example of Original Horizontality and the Law of Superposition, two important ideas used in relative dating.

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