Uranium series dating of quaternary deposits dating rhinestones
These changes typically occur so slowly that they are barely detectable over the span of a human life, yet even at this instant, the Earth's surface is moving and changing.
As these changes have occurred, organisms have evolved, and remnants of some have been preserved as fossils.
A fossil can be studied to determine what kind of organism it represents, how the organism lived, and how it was preserved.
However, by itself a fossil has little meaning unless it is placed within some context.
Dating is not necessary to demonstrate that evolution is a fact.
Chronological sequence is all that is really required.
For each dating or chronological method there is a link in the box at right to take you to that section of this page.