Relative Dating vs. Absolute Dating
Dating techniques are used in archeology to ascertain the age of old
artifacts and a broad classification of these methods bifurcates them in
relative dating and absolute dating
Relative dating comes to a conclusion based upon the study of layer
formation of rocks. Upper most layers are considered the youngest while
the lowermost deposition is considered as oldest.
• Relative dating does not tell the exact age, it can only compare items as younger and older.
Absolute dating techniques can tell the exact age of an artifact by
employing various techniques, the most popular being C-14 dating.
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