Relative and absolute age dating
In absolute terms, the oldest households in 1984 had median net wealth 8,936 higher than that of the youngest households. Housing has been the main driver of these divergent wealth trends.
Rising home equity has been the linchpin of the higher wealth of older households in 2009 compared with their counterparts in 1984.
The Principle of Original Horizontality states that due to the influence of gravity all sediment is originally deposited horizontally.
In other words, as sediment fills a depositional basins we would expect the upper most surface of the sediment to be parallel to the horizon. Using this principle we can than assume that sedimentary layers which have been deformed/folded must have been deformed after all affected layers have been deposited.
Dating is not necessary to demonstrate that evolution is a fact.
Chronological sequence is all that is really required.
Because of the distortions and lies spread by fundamentalists about scientific dating there is a need for a centralized source of information on the topic.
In 2009, households headed by adults ages 65 and older possessed 42% more median net worth (assets minus debt) than households headed by their same-aged counterparts had in 1984.
However, human beings love to see factual precision, and we want to know how old something is.
Please remember that all dating methods, even those termed "absolute," are subject to margins of error. That is a very small amount of possible error range. Modern studies almost always use two or more methods to confirm dating work and to build confidence in the results obtained.
For each dating or chronological method there is a link in the box at right to take you to that section of this page.
There, you will find a brief description of the method, plus links to take you to other webpages with more extensive information.
This follows due to the fact that sedimentary rock is produced from the gradual accumulation of sediment on the surface.