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Dating techniques based on radioactive decay

Our understanding of the shape and pattern of the history of life depends on the accuracy of fossils and dating methods.

Also includes info on how fossils are formed, the “cleaning, preparing, & repairing” of fossils, and other useful resources.

The technique of comparing the abundance ratio of a radioactive isotope to a reference isotope to determine the age of a material is called radioactive dating.

New discoveries have filled in the gaps, and shown us in unimaginable detail the shape of the great ‘tree of life’.