Question: When to use relative dating or absolute dating?

When should Relative Dating be used?

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.

What is better relative dating or absolute dating?

In relative dating, fossils are dated according to the depth at which they were buried. While in the absolute dating, isotopes of carbon are used for dating fossils. The absolute dating is more precise than relative dating because it tells the exact age of the fossils.

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