Along the way, we'll learn how stratigraphic succession and radioactive decay contribute to the work of paleontologists.Consider the following scenario: Paul the Paleontologist is a very famous scientist who has studied dinosaur bones all over the world.
Let's say you were a paleontologist searching for proof that a type of dinosaur existed in a given region.
You could keep digging, and digging, and digging, until you're so deep that no real fossils of any type could be found.
Or you could do things the easier way and use dating to determine the age of nearby rocks, which would help you figure out what depth underground is best to look for fossils of a specific age.
There are two major ways of being able to date rocks: relative dating and numerical dating.
But really, how do scientists figure out how old their dinosaur bones are?
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