Fossil dating lab
In the past 150 years they have not found any fossils that Darwin would not have expected.
New discoveries have filled in the gaps, and shown us in unimaginable detail the shape of the great ‘tree of life’.
Through extensive testing, however, it was determined that the wood that was being found was rotting before it was eaten by dinosaurs. Chin hypothesized that the wood being consumed was being consumed on accident by the dinosaurs that were eating it.
She postulated that the dinosaurs were ingesting the wood as they were trying to eat the insects that were living in or on the rotting wood meaning the dinosaurs were actually omnivores instead of herbivores.
As such, Beta Analytic does not quote finite ages in excess of 43500 BP.
Samples that yield an activity at or below this are reported as “greater than” 43500 BP.
The presence of wood that was rotting was confusing to scientists as it generally isn’t believed that herbivorous dinosaurs ate wood as part of their diet.
While the fossilized skeletons stick out in images from books or movies in our mind as the primary evidence that dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures walked the earth, they can’t tell us the whole story of how extinct organisms lived.
For that, you need fossilized poop, called coprolites.
Paleontologists now apply sophisticated mathematical techniques to assess the relative quality of particular fossil successions, as well as the entire fossil record.
These demonstrate that, of course, we do not know everything (and clearly never will), but we know enough.Some critics, particularly religious fundamentalists, argue that neither fossils nor dating can be trusted, and that their interpretations are better.