Absolute dating relative dating
The four methods involved in absolute dating are radiometric dating, amino acid dating, dendrochronology, and thermoluminescence while biostratigraphy, stratigraphy, and cross dating are involved in the relative dating.
The precision in absolute ageing is high while the precision of the relative ageing is low.
Since it evaluates the exact age of the sample, absolute ageing is also called numerical dating.
The four techniques used in absolute dating are radiometric dating, amino acid dating, dendrochronology, and thermoluminescence.
Relative dating is the technique used to determine the age by comparing the historical remaining to the nearby layers.
Use fission track dating to find the absolute date for objects like pottery, glass and fireplace hearths that have been exposed to heat.
This method measures the isotopes of both Uranium U-238 and U-235 found in these objects.
(See "Dating Lucy" in Resources.) Racemization measures certain types of amino acids in an organism after it dies and can measure the date of an item ranging from typically 5,000 to 100,000 years old.