29 Mar 2016 Carbon dating, also known as radiocarbon dating, is a scientific procedure it is used to date biological samples up to about 60,000 years in the past. of the rate of decay, and that no material has left or entered the sample.
First, it is based on the ratio of two elements—carbon 12 (C-12) to carbon 14 (C-14)—found in a sample of Therefore it is not possible to date inorganic material. Anything that was never alive cannot be dated using carbon dating methods.
Radiometric (or radioactive) dating. This method is This method can be used to date material ranging in age from a few hundred years to about 50,000 years. The use of Carbon 14 permits the determination of age directly a fossil. For fossils