Austin believes this rock is the remnant of the crust of the earth created during the first part of Creation Week.
The second division of rock, which is the first division to show stratification, is highly faulted and tilted.
Austin's third division consists of the flat-lying sedimentary layers that make up the bulk of Grand Canyon rocks, and he attributes these layers to sedimentation during the early part of Noah's Flood.
The fourth division contains evidence of erosion and deposition, which Austin attributes to the final stages of the Flood as the waters were receding.
The fifth, final, and youngest division of strata, according to Austin, includes all the rocks that were deposited by various processes after the flood.
When asked to imagine the biggest, deepest, longest canyon one can imagine, an image of the Grand Canyon will often pop into a person's mind.
The Grand Canyon is a site of almost unfathomable grandeur, which inspires awe in anyone who sees it.