How did the researcher Georges Cuvier combine the geologic discoveries and theories of James Hutton and William Smith and his own observations to decide that geologic formations from very different geographic locations were from the same time period?. Earth & Marine Sciences

ames Hutton’s view of a world slowly changing over vast periods of time led to William Smith’s observation that layers of rock could be identified by the kinds of fossils that were found in them. Georges Cuvier studied these fossils to identify the age of the rocks found in different locations and to demonstrate that these geographically distant rock layers were deposited at the same time.