fractionation dating method - Absolute dating numerical age geologic time
However, age of deposition does not mean the age of artifacts found in that layer.
Artifacts found in a layer can be compared with other items found in layers of similar age and placed in order.
This is a method that does not find the age in years but is an effective technique to compare the ages of two or more artifacts, rocks or even sites.
It implies that relative dating cannot say conclusively about the true age of an artifact.
It is possible to tell the number of years ago a particular rock or archeological site had been formed.