However, age of deposition does not mean the age of artifacts found in that layer.
Artifacts found in a layer can be compared with other items found in layers of similar age and placed in order.
The half-life of C is approximately 5730 years, which is too short for this method to be used to date material millions of years old.
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.
It implies that relative dating cannot say conclusively about the true age of an artifact.
It is clear then that absolute dating is based upon physical and chemical properties of artifacts that provide a clue regarding the true age.
This is possible because properties of rock formations are closely associated with the age of the artifacts found trapped within them.
b) Absolute These methods are based on calculating the date of artefacts in a more precise way using different attributes of materials.
This method includes carbon dating and thermoluminescence.
This type of dating employs many dating techniques like atomic clocks, carbon dating, annual cycle methods, and trapped electron method.
Dendrochronology is another of the popular method of finding the exact age through growth and patterns of thick and thin ring formation in fossil trees.
This gives away the true age of the fossil that contains C-14 that starts decaying after the death of the human being or animal. 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.