Shoebox Geologist

Shoebox Geologist Activity Source: Adapted with permission by National Park Service. Earth processes such as volcanic eruptions, floods, landslides, and glaciers leave behind evidence of their passing in the form of layers known as deposits . By studying deposits of recent geologic events, geologists are able to better understand older deposits and identify the processes that caused them. A fundamental principle of geology is the Law of Superposition, which states that younger layers will be deposited on top of older layers. [Read More]