radiocarbon dating

A dating method based on the measurement on the concentration of radiocarbon (C14) in organic finds. When an organism dies, the absorption of C14 stops, and the radiocarbon begins to decay. As the radioactive half-life of radiocarbon is known, the period of time that has passed since the dying of the organism can be determined. Sample materials are: wood, charcoal, bones, seeds (e.g.).

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