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The first method was based on radioactive elements whose property of decay occurs at a constant rate, known as the half-life of the isotope.

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It is the only method that can be used to date rocks, pottery and minerals for dates that are approximately between to 10, years old. This isotope, which can be found in organic materials and can be used only to date organic materials, has been incorrectly used by many to make dating assumptions for non-organic material such as stone buildings.

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This method is usually used with carbon dating. Here we come to the question of how accurate the dates are that we currently have regarding the history of the human race and our planet.

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The isotope of Potassium, which has a half-life of 1. It is also important not to forget that throughout the history of humankind any discovery that shakes the status quo is always under attack until it becomes established, and we are in an era where many of the things that we once considered certain will become errors of our past.

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Dating refers to the archaeological tool to date artefacts and sites, and to properly construct history. This process frees energy in the form of light, which can be measured.

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This method is based on the fact that when a material is heated or exposed to sunlight, electrons are released and some of them are trapped inside the item.

Relative techniques can determine the sequence of events but not the precise date of an event, making these methods unreliable. All of the current dating methods are going through refinement.

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