Although radiocarbon dating is the most common type of dating known to most people, there are many other dating methods. You can simply look at rock layers to distinguish dates. Paleocurrent dating looks at rock orientations do to the water. Paleoclimate dating looks at*. Palinology uses pollen to date. You can also use other elements besides C-14 to date such as Uranium or Strontium. You can also use minerals to date such as the trace mineral Zircon. You can use gas bubbles trapped in ice to date with varves. Tree rings, simple as it sounds, are also another method. Since Earth’s magnetic field reverses every so often, paleomagnetic dating can also be used. There are numerous methods!
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