Question: Which type of dating is most effective for organic materials?

Radiocarbon dating One of the most widely used and well-known absolute dating techniques is carbon-14 (or radiocarbon) dating, which is used to date organic remains. This is a radiometric technique, since it is based on radioactive decay.

How is radiometric dating used to date organic materials?

For young organic materials, the carbon-14 (radiocarbon) method is used. The effective dating range of the carbon-14 method is between 100 and 50,000 years .Radiometric Age Dating.Original elementCarbon-14Decay productNitrogen-14Half-life (years)5,730Dated materialsPreviously living things5 more columns•Oct 3, 2018

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