Carbon 14 is useful for dating fossils that are who is jesse mccartney dating right now 2016

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Carbon-14 is created from nitrogen-14 in the upper atmosphere of the earth.

One way that helps scientists place fossils into the correct era on the Geologic Time Scale is by using radiometric dating.

Also called absolute dating, scientists use the decay of radioactive elements within the fossils or the rocks around the fossils to determine the age of the organism that was preserved.

Until this century, relative dating was the only technique for identifying the age of a truly ancient object.

By examining the object's relation to layers of deposits in the area, and by comparing the object to others found at the site, archaeologists can estimate when the object arrived at the site.

Carbon-14 is also passed onto the animals that eat those plants.

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