Absolute dating vs relative dating fossils


13-Mar-2020 21:31

It takes 5,730 years for half the carbon-14 to change to nitrogen; this is the half-life of carbon-14.

The development of accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) dating, which allows a date to be obtained from a very small sample, has been very useful in this regard.Other radiometric dating techniques are available for earlier periods.