Three purposes of dating

21-Apr-2020 15:49

Absolute dating represents the absolute age of the sample before the present.

Historical documents and calendars can be used to find such absolute dates; however, when working in a site without such documents, it is hard for absolute dates to be determined.

So every living thing has a certain amount of radiocarbon within them.The extra neutrons in Carbon-14’s case make it radioactive (thus the term, radiocarbon).