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Absolute dating is used to determine a precise age of a fossil by using radiometric dating to measure the decay of isotopes, either within the fossil or more often the rocks associated with it.
The majority of the time fossils are dated using relative dating techniques.
A few days ago, I wrote a post about the basins of the Moon -- a result of a trip down a rabbit hole of book research.
Here's the next step in that journey: the Geologic Time Scales of Earth and the Moon.
But, how can we determine how old a rock formation is, if it hasn’t previously been dated?
The same rock formation also contains a type of trilobite that was known to live 415 to 425 million years ago.
Since the rock formation contains both types of fossils the ago of the rock formation must be in the overlapping date range of 415 to 420 million years.
Potassium-40 on the other hand has a half like of 1.25 billion years and is common in rocks and minerals.
This makes it ideal for dating much older rocks and fossils.