Scientists now have accurate methods (see below ) for dating fossils.
methods rely on characteristic faunal and geological patterns to bracket the period when the fossil existed.
Appearance: may be black Discoverer: unknown Obtained From: burning with insufficient oxygen Melting Point: 3773.15 K Boiling Point: 5100.15 K Density[kg/m3]: 2267 Molar Volume: 5.29 × 10-6 m3/mol Protons/Electrons: 6 Neutrons: 6 Shell Structure: 2,4 Electron Configuration: [He]2s22p2 Oxidation State: 4,2 Crystal Structure: hexagonal Carbon has been known since ancient times when it was produced by burning organic material in the presence of insufficient oxygen.
Four allotropes of carbon are known: amorphous (e.g., charcoal and soot), graphite, diamond and fullerenes.
Carbon has been known to man since time immemorial, and its uses are so vast and varied that to think of regular human life without the presence of carbon is next to impossible.
While mummies can draw attention, this particular find may alter the story of human origins.Konstantin Korotkov, a professor of Computer Science and Biophysics at Saint-Petersburg Federal University of Informational Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, said, “we have a very important mission here in Peru.I came here because of this group of scientists, professionals, [and] journalists.” When they brought out the body and “pulled it out of the box, it was a stunned silence at first.” According to comments from those examining it, the mummy’s grey-white color is said to be from the drying powder used to preserve it.Gaia has teamed up with a number of researchers and scientists to determine the origins of the specimen.The story came to them from well-known and well-respected investigative journalist Jaime Maussan, who is calling this “one of the most important discoveries of the 21st century.” Dr.