Relative and Absolute Dating . By: Mr. Meringolo. Before We Begin… Write down the following questions, answer them throughout the powerpoint. What is relative dating? How can scientist use relative dating based on the formation of sedimentary rock? What is superposition?
By: Mr. Meringolo
Relative Dating is the process of determining whether an object or event is older or younger than other objects or events.
Scientists most commonly use relative dating for fossils and rocks.
This method does not give the age of a rock or fossil in years, it only allows scientists to find out what rock/fossil is older or younger compared to another rock/fossil.