Radiocarbon dating is one such type of radiometric dating.Dating is a technique used in archeology to ascertain the age of artifacts, fossils and other items considered to be valuable by archeologists.It implies that relative dating cannot say conclusively about the true age of an artifact.Absolute dating, on the other hand is capable of telling the exact age of an item using carbon dating and many other techniques that were not there in earlier times.This is possible because properties of rock formations are closely associated with the age of the artifacts found trapped within them.The most popular method of radio dating is radio carbon dating which is possible because of the presence of C-14, an unstable isotope of carbon.
For inorganic materials, such as rocks containing the radioactive isotope rubidium, the amount of the isotope in the object is compared to the amount of the isotope's decay products (in this case strontium).
Two broad categories of classification methods are relative dating and absolute dating.
Though using similar methods, these two techniques differ in certain ways that will be discussed in this article.
These must be accepted on faith in uniformitarian and naturalistic frameworks.
Recent research by a team of creation scientists known as the RATE (arth) group has demonstrated the unreliability of radiometric dating techniques.