Relative absolute dating differences


The base layer must come first, then the second and then the third.

In the morning we went to Hiyoshi Campus and the Graduate School of Media Design, were “our” professor Lars Erik Holmquist is giving a class each year. Professor Masa Inakage, Dean of the school gave us a brief history and presentation of the school and also of his own background.

He introduced us to some of the different Japanese mindsets (for instance “cute/kawaii”) that he ment was playing a role in the understanding of the school and the blend of cutting edge industry and academia that the school is very actively trying to maintain.

When someone mentions scientific dating methods, the first thing to come to mind for most people is carbon dating.

However, there are many methods that can be used to determine the age of the earth or other objects.

An absolute age is one determined usually by mass-spectrometry where an isotope is measured and then an age can be calculated (a very very basic explanation).