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- This dating is not a single method of absolute dating but instead a group of related methods for absolute dating of samples.

Radiometric dating is a technique used to date materials based on a knowledge of the decay rates of naturally occurring isotopes, and the current abundances.

Various methods exist differing in accuracy, cost and applicable time scale All ordinary matter is made up of combinations of chemical elements, each with its own atomic number, indicating the number of protons in the atomic nucleus.

-is the study of layers of rocks or the objects embedded within those layers.

-based on the assumption that deeper layers were deposited earlier, and thus are older than more shallow layers.

After one half-life has elapsed, one half of the atoms of the substance in question will have decayed.