How Do Scientists Date Fossils?
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Sequencing the rock layers will show students how paleontologists use fossils to give relative dates to rock strata. Once students begin to grasp "relative" dating. Steno's principles are used by geologists to determine the age of fossils and rocks in a process called relative dating. • Relative dating is a. One way of dating fossils relies on their relative positions in the ground. When paleontologists dig deeper in sedimentary rock they are, in effect, looking back in.