What is radiometric dating?

29 May 2021, Author: Amalyah Hart

You’ll hear it often in stories about palaeontology and archaeology: “the wood was dated using radiocarbon dating”, “the rock was dated to 100 million years ago”.

But how is it dated? What does radiometric dating actually mean? And what methods of dating can be used to date which kinds of items?

Full article: https://cosmosmagazine.com/earth/earth-sciences/what-is-radiometric-dating/

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