How do scientists date skulls such as Kennewick Man's? Bone up on the topic below.
The Dating Game
by Rick Groleau
So what's the story behind radiocarbon dating? It's not a love story, to be
sure. Rather, it's a way to determine the age of organic remains such as
bone, teeth, and seeds by finding out how much carbon-14 is left in the remains.
Check it out for yourself. At the very least you'll find out what it's like to
date a 9,000-year-old skeleton such as Kennewick Man's.