There are many methods employed by these scientists, interested in the old, to get to know the age of items.
Most commonly, the ancient factors of the rocks or objects are examined using the method called stratigraphy.
In other words, we can say that the age in the relative dating is ascertained by witnessing the layers of deposition or the rocks.
The absolute dating is more reliable than the relative dating, which merely puts the different events in the time order and explains one using the other.
The radiometric dating is another crucial technique through which the exact age can be obtained.
The relative dating is the technique to ascertain the age of the artifacts, rocks or even sites while comparing one from the other.