Biology

Question

Which method is most likely to be used to determine the absolute age of animal bones that are less than 45,000 years old ?

1 Answer

  • Answer: CARBON DATING

    Geologists do not use carbon-based radiometric dating to determine the age of rocks. Carbon dating only works for objects that are younger than about 50,000 years, and most rocks of interest are older than that. Carbon dating is used by archeologists to date trees, plants, and animal remains; as well as human artifacts made from wood and leather; because these items are generally younger than 50,000 years.

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