Almost everyone has heard on the news about archaeological findings claiming to have discovered a 12, years old bone, or a tomb with a skeleton of an individual who died 18, years ago. Do you remember when they found the famous tomb of Tutankhamun in Egypt? We have certainly been to a Natural History museum and saw exhibits of dinosaur or mammoth skeletons weather they are real or replicas. We might have seen displays of how our pre-historic ancestors looked like, and every display would indicate in the information box the date they were alive. But have you ever wonder how scientists can tell how old they are? The most common answer is by using Carbon 14 dating method!
Does carbon dating prove the earth is millions of years old? | Creation Today
The age of fossils can be determined using stratigraphy, biostratigraphy, and radiocarbon dating. Paleontology seeks to map out how life evolved across geologic time. A substantial hurdle is the difficulty of working out fossil ages. There are several different methods for estimating the ages of fossils, including:.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Dating Dating techniques are procedures used by scientists to determine the age of a specimen. Stratigraphy -Main Relative Dating Method -is the study of layers of rocks or the objects embedded within those layers.
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