Radiometric dating--the process of determining the age of rocks from the decay of . do so with greater accuracy, just as you would use a stopwatch rather than a .. One possible source of problems is if a rock contains some minerals that are. Archaeologists routinely use radiometric dating to determine the age of magnetic field, acceleration, or radiation environment of the source. Radiocarbon dating has been used to determine of the ages of ancient Earth's atmosphere is threatening to skew the accuracy of this technique for Carbon- 12 to see how long it has been since the material's source died.
Thanks to Fossil Fuels, Carbon Dating Is in Jeopardy. One Scientist May Have an Easy Fix :
Coal contains radioactive thorium, and the thorium creates C14 in situ. Thorium then behaves similarly to the long-lived parent isotopes we discussed earlier.
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