Compare relative dating and radiometric dating - Compare And Contrast Relative And Absolute Dating Of Rocks


Compare and contrast relative age dating with radiometric dating. What are the strengths and limitations (if any) of each? Before radiometric dating (also known as carbon dating), relative age dating was used, and it was primarily educated guesswork that did not have a scientific basis and lent itself to individual bias. After using this inaccurate method, scientists began to look at the different archaeological strata or layers of earth and use a comparison type method based on the idea that the earths geological layers are oldest at the bottom and that "an object cannot be older than the materials of which it is composed" (Dating, paragraph 2). The age of objects can then be determined by comparing the object's relative position in the layers to other known items. Items that are in the...

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Compare relative dating and radiometric dating

Compare relative dating and radiometric dating