Biostratigraphy type relative dating technique
These items are called inclusions - foreign bodies of rock or mineral enclosed within another rock.
Relative dating is the science of determining the relative order of past events (i.e., the age of an object in comparison to another), without necessarily determining their absolute age, (i.e. In geology, rock or superficial deposits, fossils and lithologies can be used to correlate one stratigraphic column with another.
One half-life is the amount of time required for of the original atoms in a sample to decay.
Dating is not necessary to demonstrate that evolution is a fact.
Chronological sequence is all that is really required.
However, human beings love to see factual precision, and we want to know how old something is.
Please remember that all dating methods, even those termed "absolute," are subject to margins of error. That is a very small amount of possible error range. Modern studies almost always use two or more methods to confirm dating work and to build confidence in the results obtained.
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