The branch of geology and scientific field specialised in dating the age of rocks, rock formations, and sediments in order to determine geological events and map the chronology of Earth.

Alternative labels

the study of rock dating
geological formation dating
rock dating

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Essential knowledge

Geochronology is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Geochronology is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Geologist: Geologists research the materials that form the earth. Their observations depend on the purpose of the research. Depending on their specialisation, geologists study how the Earth has been shaped over time, its geological layers, the quality of minerals for mining purposes, earthquakes and volcanic activity for private services, and similar phenomena.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022