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These include radiometric dating of volcanic layers above or below the fossils or by comparisons to similar rocks and fossils of known ages.

Samples from the past 70,000 years made of wood, charcoal, peat, bone, antler or one of many other carbonates may be dated using this technique.

Instead, other methods are used to work out a fossil’s age.

Each volcanic eruption produces a new deposit of ash and rock.