Question: What is absolute dating in archeology?

To find the specific age of an object, archaeologists use absolute dating. Absolute dating methods measure the physical properties of an object itself and use these measurements to calculate its age. One of the most useful absolute dating methods for archaeologists is called radiocarbon dating.

What is the absolute dating method?

radiometric Most absolute dates for rocks are obtained with radiometric methods. These use radioactive minerals in rocks as geological clocks. The atoms of some chemical elements have different forms, called isotopes. These break down over time in a process scientists call radioactive decay.

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