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Dating Fossils and Artifacts

Dating Fossils and Artifacts

How do scientist such as anthropologists or archeologists determine how long ago an artifact was created, or how long ago a fossilized creature lived?

Dating Objects

In today’s society, the products we consume often come with an expiration date; a date that tells us when we should use the product by: “Best if used by€¦” Ancient artifacts and fossils do not come with dates stamped on them. Thus, scientists must use detective work to determine their date of origin.