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What type of rock is used for relative dating

Pretty obvious that the dike came after the rocks it cuts through, right?

The narrower a range of time that an animal lived, the better it is as an index of a specific time.

No bones about it, fossils are important age markers.

On the other hand, the half-life of the isotope potassium 40 as it decays to argon is 1.26 billion years.

So carbon 14 is used to date materials that aren’t that old geologically, say in the tens of thousands of years, while potassium-argon dating can be used to determine the ages of much older materials, in the millions and billions year range.

We don't need to know what year any of these movies came out to place them in order of relative age.

Nemo is the oldest, followed by Twilight, Hunger Games, and the Avengers Again, we have not stated anything about the actual age of these movies, we've just put them in order relative to one another.

The same thing can be done with geologic features in a rock outcrop.