Today, scientists use a variety of techniques to date rocks and fossils precisely. Most often, they measure the amounts of particular radioactive elements—often radiocarbon or potassium—present to determine…

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To establish the age of a rock or a fossil, researchers use some type of clock to determine the date it was formed. Geologists commonly use radiometric dating…

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Relative dating is used to determine a fossils approximate age by comparing it to similar rocks and fossils of known ages. Absolute dating is used to determine a…

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Relative dating is used to determine a fossils approximate age by comparing it to similar rocks and fossils of known ages. Absolute dating is used to determine a…

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Fossils form in five ways: preservation of original remains, permineralization, molds and casts, replacement, and compression. How are fossils formed 6 steps? Terms in this set (6) death….

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Fossilization and the environment. The rapid burial of remains beneath a blanket of sediment is critical to the process of fossilization because burial separates the remains from the…

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Fossil formation begins when an organism or part of an organism falls into soft sediment, such as mud. The organism or part then gets quickly buried by more…

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Fossils form in five ways: preservation of original remains, permineralization, molds and casts, replacement, and compression. What are the stages of fossilization? Four stages of fossilisation Stage 1:…

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Stage 1: A dinosaur dies and is buried before the remains are completely destroyed. Stage 2: Over time, layers of sediment build up and press down on the…

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Why do most living things not leave fossils behind? They decompose before they are covered by sediments and predators might eat them. … Fossils are formed when a…

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