Radiocarbon dating activities
Relative dating methods are unable to determine the absolute age of an object or event, but can determine the impossibility of a particular event happening before or after another event of which the absolute date is well known.
In this relative dating method, Latin terms ante quem and post quem are usually used to indicate both the oldest and the most recent possible moments when an event occurred or an artifact was left in a stratum.
All living things on Earth are made up of a high percentage of an element called carbon.
Carbon combines with other elements in complex ways to form the molecules that make up our bodies.