Question: What are the different techniques used in fossil dating?

What technology is used to date fossils?

radiocarbon dating Sometimes. 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. This method has been used to provide dates for all kinds of interesting material like cave rock art and fossilized poop.

What are the techniques used by paleontologist to study the age of fossils?

Radiometric dating allows ages to be assigned to rock layers, which can then be used to determine the ages of fossils. Paleontologists used radiometric dating to study the fossilized eggshells of Genyornis, an extinct bird from Australia. Climate changes were too slow to explain the relatively quick extinction.

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