Question: What are the methods of dating fossils?

There are two main methods determining a fossils age, relative dating and absolute dating. Relative dating is used to determine a fossils approximate age by comparing it to similar rocks and fossils of known ages.There are two main methods determining a fossils age, relative dating and absolute dating

What is the oldest method of dating fossils?

radiocarbon dating Scientists called geochronologists are experts in dating rocks and fossils, and can often date fossils younger than around 50,000 years old using radiocarbon dating.

What are 2 ways to date fossils?

There are two main methods determining a fossils age, relative dating and absolute dating. Relative dating is used to determine a fossils approximate age by comparing it to similar rocks and fossils of known ages.

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