The absolute dating is more precise than relative dating because it tells the exact age of the fossils.

The timeline established by the theory of Darwinian evolution ultimately determines the age of fossils found in any given strata.

The results are often determined by the estimates of the presumed age of the strata based on relative ages.

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Fossil Frustrations New Scientist Nov 1983 " Ager Derek I think of no cases of radioactive decay being used to date fossils.

" Ultimately fossils are dated using Darwinian evolutionary theory.

Relative and absolute dating are dependent on the fossils and used to support the conclusions of the Darwinian order of descent with modification.

Radiometric dating (often called radioactive dating) is a technique used to date materials such as rocks or carbon, usually based on a comparison between the observed abundance of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope and its decay products, using known decay rates.

These radioactive elements constitute independent clocks that allow geologists to determine the age of the rocks in which they occur.

The radioactive parent elements used to date rocks and minerals are: Radiometric dating using the naturally-occurring radioactive elements is simple in concept even though technically complex.

All radioactive substances are found in igneous rocks ( except Carbon 14 which is only used to date fossils less than 50,000 years old).

As igneous rocks do not contain fossils, absolute dating can only be used to date the strata above or below the fossil bearing strata.

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.

The fossils which are buried deep inside the earth are more ancient.