Ep 154: Mystery solve, and dating fossils



Mystery solve, and dating fossils

It took a bit of digging, but I found out why the domestic dog fossil found with the remains of the La Brea woman didn’t cause more of a sensation. Using carbon 14 dating, the dog fossil turned out to be around seven-thousand years younger than the fossil of the woman. What is carbon 14 dating, and how does it work?

Here’s a link to the paper about re-dating the remains of the La Brea woman, and the domesticated dog.

Tar Trap: No Evidence of Domestic Dog Burial with “La Brea Woman”


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