What is radioactive dating and how can it tell us the age of an object? What is an
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Measurement of age in years. Decay of radioactive isotopes provides information
about age of various rocks, fossils, minerals.
The age of a rock in years is called its
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But determining the
Unfortunately, there is no way to know the age of something just by looking, and
... The science has evolved, and geologist routinely calculate "
How do geologists determine the
There are two main categories by which they do this: relative age dating and
We have already discussed determining the relative ages of events. We will now
The standard geologic time scale was devised according to relative time
relationships observed in rocks across the world. Determining the actual