absolute dating definition
absolute dating definitionA range of methods for determining the absolute age of an object or material, for example using radiometric dating which measures the decay product produced. Radiometric dating. Geologists use radiometric dating to estimate how long ago rocks formed, and to infer the ages of fossils contained within those rocks. Absolute dating is the process of determining an age on a specified time scale in archaeology and geology. Some scientists prefer the terms chronometric or calendar dating, as use of the word "absolute" implies an unwarranted certainty and precision. Other articles where Absolute dating is discussed: dating: Absolute dating: The term studia humanitatis (“studies of humanity”) was used by 15th-century Italian.
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