Fossil dating

Absolute dating provides a numerical age or range in contrast with relative dating which places events in order without any measure of the age between events.In archaeology, absolute dating is usually based on the physical, chemical, and life properties of the materials of artifacts, buildings, or other items that have been modified by humans and by historical associations with materials with known dates (coins and written history).Different methods have their own limitations, especially with regard to the age range they can measure and the substances they can date.

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.

If Cenozoic, Mesozoic, and Paleozoic sources were deposited in the single Flood year, we would expect them to contain comparable amounts of radiocarbon.

We found exactly that in almost 50 samples taken from throughout the geologic column.

Popular presentations of human evolution show a rather smooth transition of fossils leading to modern humans.

The impression given is that the dating of the individual fossils in that sequence is accurate enough to establish human evolution as a fact.

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