Our planet inherits a large number of artifacts and monuments bestowed upon us by older historic civilizations.These remains are subjected to dating techniques in order to predict their ages and trace their history.
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.
It implies that relative dating cannot say conclusively about the true age of an artifact.
Absolute dating, on the other hand is capable of telling the exact age of an item using carbon dating and many other techniques that were not there in earlier times.
The comparison helps establish the relative age of these remains. The following are the major methods of relative dating.