It is greenish- or brownish-black and much like lava in appearance. SYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: Bet She'an, Baysan (Arabic), Beisan (modern); Scythopolis CATEGORY: site DEFINITION: A very large tell of northeastern Israel, site of one of the oldest inhabited cities of ancient Palestine.A geologic period is one of several subdivisions of geologic time enabling cross-referencing of rocks and geologic events from place to place.
is, as mentioned earlier, the technique of piecing together the informational content of separated outcrops.
This procedure depends on temporal placement of fragments of wood using carbon-14 (C age and that also extends to a younger age.
A tree ring pattern that matches is found close to where the carbon ‘dates’ are the same. It assumes that it is approximately correct to linearly extrapolate the carbon ‘clock’ backwards. The closer one gets back to the Flood the more inaccurate the linear extrapolation of the carbon ‘clock’ would become, perhaps radically so.
These periods form elements of a hierarchy of divisions into which geologists have split the Earth's history.
Eons and eras are larger subdivisions than periods while periods themselves may be divided into epochs and ages.