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Using Suites of Criteria to Recognize Pre-Flood, Flood, and Post-Flood Strata in the Rock Record with Application to Wyoming (USA)
We propose a method using suites of criteria to help establish pre-Flood, Flood and post-Flood strata. Our method is independent of chronostratigraphic indicators (that is, radioisotope dates and zone fossils); instead it relies on other criteria. Application of this model is made using the lithostratigraphic section from Wyoming and vicinity (USA) as an illustration of how the criteria model should be used. Not only can this model be used to help more confidently determine Flood boundaries, but it might be used as a test to see whether we can rely on chronostratigraphic or biostratigraphic units to determine Flood boundaries elsewhere. Properly understanding which strata belong to the pre-Flood, Flood, and post-Flood periods by recognizing large-scale patterns or suites of criteria, will help us more fully understand the biostratigraphic patterns found within the rock record.
Flood boundaries, Flood models, Flood evidences, Geologic column, Wyoming, Biostratigraphy, Criteria, Great Unconformity, Pre-Flood, Flood, Post-Flood, Green River Formation, Index fossils, Zone fossils
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Whitmore, John H. and Garner, Paul
"Using Suites of Criteria to Recognize Pre-Flood, Flood, and Post-Flood Strata in the Rock Record with Application to Wyoming (USA),"
Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism: Vol. 6, Article 35.
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