Radiometric dating is mostly used to determine the age of rocks, though a particular form of radiometric dating—called Radiocarbon dating—can date wood, cloth, skeletons, and other organic material.Because radiometric dating fails to satisfy standards of testability and falsifiability, claims based on radiometric dating may fail to qualify under the Daubert standard for court-admissible scientific evidence.
Wiens has a Ph D in Physics, with a minor in Geology.
How to use Cal Pal Online: Enter a date above and click "Calibrate".
Dates between 50.000 and 1 BP will be calibrated using the calibration curve Cal Pal2007_HULU.
Numerical techniques are best, but datable materials are often lacking, and in these cases age estimation must be made using relative-dating or correlation techniques.
Relative-dating techniques are nearly always applicable but are not precise and require calibration.