Relative dating accurate

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After another 5,730 years only one-quarter of the original carbon-14 will remain.

After yet another 5,730 years only one-eighth will be left.

Absolute dating is the process of determining an age on a specified chronology in archaeology and geology.Suppose you find a fossil at one place that cannot be dated using absolute methods.That fossil species may have been dated somewhere else, so you can match them and say that your fossil has a similar age.For this reason, many archaeologists prefer to use samples from short-lived plants for radiocarbon dating.