By 1830 Lyell's famous textbook, Principles of Geology, came out. Such was the age of the great creationist geologists!
The principle of faunal succession in the geologic record was established by direct observation as early as 1799 by William Smith.
With a half-life of only 5730 years, carbon-14 dating has nothing to do with dating the geological ages! Hovind is confusing the carbon-14 "clock" with other radiometric "clocks." The only thing in the geologic record which has anything to do with calibrating carbon-14 dating is the coal from the Carboniferous Period.
Just what is it that a Cambrian stratum has which a Cretaceous stratum lacks?One can hardly accuse these pioneers of evolutionary prejudice.Nearly a half-century would pass before Darwin's book, The Origin of Species, was published!(See Topic A1 for claims of bad dates.) Creationists, on the other hand, must explain to us how sediment and rock laid down in a mere year can yield such fantastic, orderly differences in radiometric ages.This poses a fatal problem whether one believes in the accuracy of radiometric dating or not!