Carbon dating is used to determine the age of fossils - Carbon Dating - Archaeology - AllAboutArchaeology.org


Since certain species of animals existed on Earth at specific times in history, the fossils or remains of such animals embedded within those successive layers of rock also help scientists determine the age of the layers. Similarly, pollen grains released by seed-bearing plants became fossilized in rock layers. If a certain kind of pollen is found in an archaeological site, scientists can check when the plant that produced that pollen lived to determine the relative age of the site.


Carbon dating is used to determine the age of fossils


Carbon dating is used to determine the age of fossils