This article by Dennis O'Neil, Ph.D., introduces fossils (how they form and what they can tell us), explains relative and chronometric dating techniques, and contains extensive illustrations and graphs.
List three questions you have about the process of dating fossils, and explore this article to answer those questions. Discuss any misconceptions you might have had and whether or not the information presented in the article addressed those misconceptions.
Discuss the differences between relative dating and chronometric dating. Which dating technique(s) were available during Darwin's lifetime, and how did their limitations affect his work?
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