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We have read that carbon - dating process involves comparing fresh and dead samples of fossils . How will we bring fresh samples of dinosaurs for carbon dating ???

We have read that carbon - dating process involves comparing fresh and dead samples of fossils . How will we bring fresh samples of dinosaurs for carbon dating ???

Grade:12

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Askiitians Expert Bharath-IITD
23 Points
11 years ago

Dear Prerit,

                Carbon dating for the case of human fossils, we can have an estimate of approximate amounts of C14 present in an average human being. Based upon this value they conduct the test to measure the amount that is left and thus estimating the time for the decay and hence the time of its death.

But in case of dianosaurs they may estimate it on the basis of its size and its food habits and various other factors while proposing a approximate value and thus continuing the test but it may not give the exact time scales.

 

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