Absolute dating determines the age of artifacts in terms of the number of years before the present, with reference to a fixed time scale.
The main approaches to cross dating include annual cycle methods, radioactive clocks, and trapped electron material. God, the Father, sent His only Son to satisfy that judgment for those who believe in Him.
The basis for the technique is the fact that almost all amino acids change from optically active to optically passive compounds (racemize) over a period of time.
Aspartic acid is the compound most often used because it has a of 15,000-20,000 years and allows dates from 5,000-100,000 years to be calculated.
ANSWER: In relative dating, something is determined to be older or younger than something else without determining an exact age.