Some are plainly obvious, like the clockwork rings of many old trees.
But there are plenty of strange and expected ways to learn about the past form the clues it left behind.
Conceived and written by Besson when he was just 16, “The Fifth Element” became a passion project and took more than 20 years to bring to the screen.
As we age, our hair turns gray, our skin wrinkles and our gait slows.
By flaking early humans could sharpen spear and arrow tips to hunt prey.
Oakley (1979) suggested its development meant an almost complete re-writing of the evolution and cultural emergence of the human species.
Radiocarbon dating has been one of the most significant discoveries in 20th century Dr Carl Wieland An attempt to explain this very important method of dating and the way in which, when fully understood, it supports a ‘short’ timescale.