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The deeper strata is presumed to be older than strata above.The strata with the simpler fossils is presumed to older than strata with more complex fossils regardless of which is above the other.( New Scientist Nov 10 1983 page 425 Both absolute dating and relative dating are determined by the evolutionary timeline and are used to support the evolutionary timeline.( The rocks do not date the fossils the fossils date the rocks American Journal of Science Jan 1976 47-55) Absolute dating is based on radioactivity.Scientific American Oct 1980 156-168 The rocks on the surface of the southern Appalachians are older than the sedimentary layers under them.Ager, Derek I can think of no cases of radioactive decay being used to date fossils.Prior to the discovery of radiometric dating in the early 20th century, which provided a means of absolute dating, archaeologists and geologists used relative dating to determine ages of materials.
These calculations are based on geological assumptions of uniform process, the lack of erosion of either the parent or daughter elements.This means that absolute dating is basically the same as relative dating as it is based on the law of superimposition the most recent rocks are higher in the geological column.So a rock above a strata dated by radioactivity must be younger than the date obtained by radioactivity.The fossils which are buried deep inside the earth are more ancient.While in the absolute dating, isotopes of carbon are used for dating fossils.