A layer that is higher is of later age than a layer that is lower in order.
This means that the oldest are the strata that are lying at the bottom.
It implies that relative dating cannot say conclusively about the true age of an artifact.
The translations of chronometric from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chronometric» in English.
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «chronometric» during the past 500 years.
However, age of deposition does not mean the age of artifacts found in that layer.
Artifacts found in a layer can be compared with other items found in layers of similar age and placed in order.