Other chronicles from Babylon that have been uncovered also give the year and name of the king and events that happened at that time.
The astronomical information gives us data which we can translate into modern dating of the astronomical cycles to give us an accurate time scale in which the events occurred.
Limitations of the Fossil Record: Representation Is Important i. (2) Chemical Dating (a) Fluorine dating measures levels of fluorine in bones to determine relative age.
(b) Stratigraphic correlation matches up strata based on a criterion to place the scale of time in a large region.
Chemical analysis of bones and teeth can reconstruct diets and habitats based on plants the animals ate. Different environments are associated with different types of carbon dioxide (e.g., C3 or C4). Time, space, habitat, and diet are important factors in the interpretation of the fossil record.