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Types of fossil dating

Types of fossil dating

The Triceratops dinosaur fossils are approximately 70 million years old, because they are found in shale and siltstone that contain volcanic ash radiometrically dated at 70 million years. The age of the Triceratops can be determined more closely than that of the acritarchs and bacteria and that of the trilobites because the rock unit that contains the Triceratops can itself be radiometrically dated, whereas that of the other fossils could not.

Here of some of the well-tested methods of dating used in the study of early The Dating Rocks and Fossils Using Geological Methods article in Nature's.