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State two methods of determining the age of fossils.



Two methods for determining age of fossils are:

  • Carbon dating - By detecting the ratios of different isotopes of the same element in the fossil material. 
  • Relative method - If we dig into the earth and start finding fossils, it can be assumed that the fossils closer to the surface are more recent to those found in the deeper layers.

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