Question: What is a absolute age?

The age of a geologic phenomenon measured in present Earth years, rather than its age relative to other geologic phenomena (compare relative age).

What means absolute age?

Absolute age is the numeric age of a layer of rocks or fossils. Absolute age can be determined by using radiometric dating. You have to date the volcanic layer above and below the fossil layer. The age of the fossil will be an age range between the ages of the two volcanic layers.

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