Radio dating methods

04-Jul-2017 14:30

I understand that Radiometric Dating is excepted as a way to date fossils or ancient artifacts.

The solar estimate was based on the idea that the energy supply for the solar radioactive flux is gravitational contraction.

C-14 dating is useful for ages from a few hundred to a few tens of thousands of years, U-238 dating is useful for ages between a few million to several billion, while K-Ar dating is useful for ages from around 1 million to 1 billion.

The reason there is a difference is the respective half life of the radioisotopes.

The problems in any type of radiometric dating is to be certain that the ratio of parent isotope to daughter product has not been altered by some external method such as natural or human contamination or loss of the daughter product.

The accuracy can be determined mathematically when multiple data sets from multiple samples, and even multiple methods, are obtained.

The solar estimate was based on the idea that the energy supply for the solar radioactive flux is gravitational contraction.C-14 dating is useful for ages from a few hundred to a few tens of thousands of years, U-238 dating is useful for ages between a few million to several billion, while K-Ar dating is useful for ages from around 1 million to 1 billion.The reason there is a difference is the respective half life of the radioisotopes.The problems in any type of radiometric dating is to be certain that the ratio of parent isotope to daughter product has not been altered by some external method such as natural or human contamination or loss of the daughter product.The accuracy can be determined mathematically when multiple data sets from multiple samples, and even multiple methods, are obtained.A fossil can be studied to determine what kind of organism it represents, how the organism lived, and how it was preserved.