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Unformatted text preview: Absolute Dating Dating an object to get the most accurate age Actually gives you a number Dendrochronology Dating of past events using tree ring growth Dates up to 9,000 Used to recalibrate C-14 dates Carbon 14 Dating Used to date organic remains C-14 Half-life: 5730 years Up to 50- 60,000 years Potassium- Argon (K/Ar) Dating Half-life 1.3 billion years Finds the date that piece of rock was reset by heating Useful in volcanic regions like east Africa Doesnt work where there are no Volcanoes Reconstruction of Acnient Environments and Landscapes The Driving Force in shaping envornment: temperature Temperature drives climate, which is linked to biology and chemistry...
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This note was uploaded on 09/04/2011 for the course ANT 2511 taught by Professor Sinelli during the Spring '08 term at University of Central Florida.
- Spring '08