Archaeological geology as a science had to precede the proposal of evolution, as an understanding of the immense age of the earth is necessary to understand evolution.
Cuvier established amongst the scientific community the fact of extinction.
In the case of radiocarbon dating, the half-life of carbon 14 is 5,730 years.
This half life is a relatively small number, which means that carbon 14 dating is not particularly helpful for very recent deaths and deaths more than 50,000 years ago.
I have integrated this web page on human evolution into an electronic text, " Nature's Holism - Holism.
This is an informational tour in which students gain a basic understanding of geologic time, the evidence for events in Earth’s history, relative and absolute dating techniques, and the significance of the Geologic Time Scale.
Because of the distortions and lies spread by fundamentalists about scientific dating there is a need for a centralized source of information on the topic.
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’.