This technique has posed a different problem for creationists, as this dating method does not make use directly of accelerated decay.
By using dendrochronology scientists have dated certain living trees to having ages of around 4600 years.
Relative dating uses a combination of fossil studies and structural interpretation to draw conclusions about the geological history of an area.
The principles of relative dating for continuous stratigraphic sequences: (as put forth by scientists such as Nicolas Steno): Ice cores are obtained by drilling core samples of ice in glaciated regions, such as near the poles.
This technique does not give specific ages to items.
It only sequences the age of things or determines if something is older or younger than other things.
Because fossils are believed to record the slow but progressive development of life, geologist use them to identify the relative age of rocks throughout the world.
Relative dating is a dating method that used to determine determine the relative ages of geologic strata, artifacts, historical events, etc.Visible light and dark rings can be found in such cores that are then analyzed to determine the age of the ice.These layers are presumed to be the result of annual fluctuations in climate, and using this method, uniformitarians purport to document ages of over 100,000 years.Creationists, such as Michael Oard, contend that these laminations are from subannual events, including layering due to dust to be found in a post-flood ice age. Subannual formation is supported by observations that several such layers of snow and ice can result from the storms within a single winter season.Dendrochronology is a technique of dating past climatic changes through a study of tree ring growth.