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Absolute dating, on the other hand is capable of telling the exact age of an item using carbon dating and many other techniques that were not there in earlier times.
Relative dating makes use of the common sense principle that in a deposition of layers.
Everything around us is made of chemical compounds that have testable and identifying characteristics, allowing them to be classified, and their age determined.
This also applies to rocks, minerals, and derivative materials (such as sediments and soil).
Superposition in archaeology and especially in stratification use during excavation is slightly different as the processes involved in laying down archaeological strata are somewhat different from geological processes.