Geology 10 (Physical Geology)

California State University, Sacramento

Week 7: Geologic time


Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:

  • Understand the difference between absolute (numerical) dating and relative dating

  • Be able to look at a block diagram, and put the events in order

  • Describe an angular unconformity, disconformity and non-conformity

  • Understand simple lithologic correlations

Homework for week seven:
Take the on-line quiz for geologic time, chapter eight. You can find the quiz by following this link:

Click on the “Resources” tab at the top of the page, and scroll down to the chapter seven on-line quiz.  Complete the quiz, and e-mail the results to me at:

Please note:  This is different from my CSUS e-mail address!

Due date for homework:  The start of class on Friday, October 14

Reading assignments for week seven:

From Plummer, Carlson and Hammersley, Physical Geology, 13th edition

Chapter 8- Geologic time


Powerpoint graphics for week six:


Geologic time powerpoint slides