A common form of criticism is to cite geologically complicated situations where the application of radiometric dating is very challenging.These are often characterised as the norm, rather than the exception.
New discoveries have filled in the gaps, and shown us in unimaginable detail the shape of the great ‘tree of life’.
Learn about different types of radiometric dating, such as carbon dating.
Understand how decay and half life work to enable radiometric dating.
Play a game that tests your ability to match the percentage of the dating element that remains to the age of the object.
his document discusses the way radiometric dating and stratigraphic principles are used to establish the conventional geological time scale.