Talk:Relative dating

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As written, the article focuses on relative dating in deep time - for geology and paleontology. There are somewhat different concerns for relative dating in recent time. Archaeologists don't need to worry about folding rock formations, but can't assume, for example, lateral continuity of structures or anthroseds. Other relative dating techniques may include seriation and may not include biostratigraphy. Jacob Haller 04:15, 17 September 2007 (UTC) Relative dating is — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 00:22, 13 November 2012 (UTC)

Use of relative age dating in determining the age of sedimentary rocks[edit]

In the paragraph in the introduction that discusses relative versus radiometric age dating, a few lines could be added to show how relative age dating techniques when mixed with radiometric age dating techniques can be used to determine the approximate age of sedimentary rocks (which can not be directly dated using radiometric dating since the age attained is of the original grains formation as either igneous or metamorphic material.) Zappa2496 (talk) 07:45, 21 April 2008 (UTC)

Thank you... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:13, 7 December 2009 (UTC)


This sentence at the beginning of the article has got garbled somehow. Could anyone who knows what it should mean please restore or rewrite it to make sense:

The Law of Superposition was the summary outcome of 'relative dating' as observed in geology from the The regular order of fossils in rock layers had been observyears after his discovery, he published a geological map of England showing the rocks of different geologic time eras. In 1831, Smith received recognition for his work in the form of the Wollaston Medal, the highest honor of the Geological Society of London. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 10:04, May 2, 2010 (UTC)