Question: Is radiometric dating the same as carbon dating?

Radiocarbon dating (also referred to as carbon dating or carbon-14 dating) is a method for determining the age of an object containing organic material by using the properties of radiocarbon, a radioactive isotope of carbon. Histories of archaeology often refer to its impact as the radiocarbon revolution.

Is radiometric dating the same as absolute dating?

Absolute dating(also known as radiometric dating) is based by the measurement of the content of specific radioactive isotopes of which the half time is known. Half time is the time needed for half of a given quantity of an isotope to decay in its byproducts.

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