MadSci Network: Evolution

Subject: How can we tell an extinct species life span?

Date: Sun Oct 15 16:23:11 2000
Posted by Joe
Grade level: No grade entered. School: Mainland Regional High School
City: Somers Point State/Province: New Jersey Country: North America
Area of science: Evolution
ID: 971641391.Ev

I've heard from my teacher that carbon dating tells us from time of death 
to present time, but how can you tell how long they lived/life span.... 
(i.e. dinosaurs)?

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