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Types of relative dating methods

However, relative methods are , which is that if there are layers of deposits, those laid down first will be on the bottom and those laid down last will be on the top. However, geological strata are not always found to be in a neat chronological order.

Using relative dating the fossil is compared to something for which an age is already known.

For example if you have a fossil trilobite and it was found in the Wheeler Formation.

Scientists can use certain types of fossils referred to as index fossils to assist in relative dating via correlation.