radioactive dating


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radioactive dating:

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the determination of the age of an object, of a natural phenomenon, or of a series of events. There are two basic types of dating methods, relative and absolute.
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radioactive dating

[¦rād·ē·ō′ak·tiv ′dād·iŋ]
(nucleonics)
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Firstly, they use radioactive dating techniques to put fossils in chronological order according to the age of the rocks in which they are found.
Radioactive dating of those samples, as well as of the volcanic layer deposited directly atop them, suggests that the Dresser quartz formed between 3.
Gnos' team determined the meteorite's age by radioactive dating.
In an effort to end the debate, he and his colleagues used two radioactive dating techniques on small mineral grains called zircons that they harvested from the sandstone.
Radioactive dating of minerals in the clinker outcrops suggests that some of the region's coal fires occurred as many as 2.
Radioactive dating shows that those gems formed about 2.