Question: Is absolute dating the same as relative dating?

Relative dating methods estimate whether an object is younger or older than other things found at the site. Absolute dating methods provide more specific origin dates and time ranges, such as an age range in years.

Is the difference between relative dating and absolute dating?

What is the difference between relative and absolute age? Relative age is the age of a rock layer (or the fossils it contains) compared to other layers. It can be determined by looking at the position of rock layers. Absolute age is the numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils.

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