Numerical dating

01 Dec

The combination of 14C dating of SOM with SED with cosmogenic 10Be (on moraines and erratic boulders) indicated that deglaciation processes in Val di Rabbi were already ongoing by around 14,000 cal BP at an altitude of 2300 m asl and that glacier oscillations might have affected the higher part of the region until about 9000 cal BP.10Be and 14C ages correlate well with the altitude of the sampling sites and with the established Lateglacial chronology.Learn how scientists determine the ages of rocks and fossils.We'll explore both relative and numerical dating on our quest to understand the process of geological dating.When ‘parent’ uranium-238 decays, for example, it produces subatomic particles, energy and ‘daughter’ lead-206.

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