Contrast the usefulness of absolute and relative dating techniques


18-Mar-2017 21:13

These are often characterised as the norm, rather than the exception.

In order for a layer of material to be deposited, something has to be beneath it to support it.

As an example of how they are used, radiometric dates from geologically simple, fossiliferous Cretaceous rocks in western North America are compared to the geological time scale.



Absolute dating is the process of determining an age on a specified chronology in archaeology and scientists prefer the terms chronometric or calendar dating, as use of the word "absolute" implies an unwarranted certainty of accuracy.… continue reading »


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