How does absolute age differ from relative age?
One has an explicit date and the other is relative
In short, absolute dating is a technique by which isotopes of a certain element are measured and then using a particular decay system (for example,
If I were to date something relatively I would have an idea of the sequence of geological events but no idea how long ago they look place. I could say what came first and second and third and so on but I would have no idea whether this all happen 10 minutes ago or 4 billion years ago!