Relative methods do not always reflect the true sequence of events in time. There are potential problems with relative dating. Relative dating methods also do not result in an absolute age - only an indication of whether items are younger or older than each other.
Can we say that relative dating is accurate?
Relative dating is used to arrange geological events, and the rocks they leave behind, in a sequence. The method of reading the order is called stratigraphy (layers of rock are called strata). Relative dating does not provide actual numerical dates for the rocks.
Is relative dating or absolute dating more accurate?
In relative dating, fossils are dated according to the depth at which they were buried. The absolute dating is more precise than relative dating because it tells the exact age of the fossils.
Is Half-Life dating relative or absolute?
Absolute dating is often based on the amount of carbon-14 or other radioactive element that remains in a fossil. Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,370 years .Relative Age.IsotopePotassium-40Decay ProductArgonHalf-life1.3 billion yearsAging of Rocks or FossilsEarths oldest rocks3 more columns•11 Dec 2015