As the name implies, relative dating can tell which of the two artifacts is older.
This is a method that does not find the age in years but is an effective technique to compare the ages of two or more artifacts, rocks or even sites.
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We'll explore both relative and numerical dating on our quest to understand the process of geological dating.
Along the way, we'll learn how stratigraphic succession and radioactive decay contribute to the work of paleontologists.