radiocarbon dating

  1. a chemical analysis used to determine the age of organic materials based on their content of the radioisotope carbon 14; believed to be reliable up to 40,000 years
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  • Radiocarbon dating was still in the future, so archaeologists used relative methods of dating such as stratigraphy and stone tool typologies to deduce the age of a site. Drawn to Archaeology
  • But several factors affect the accuracy of radiocarbon dating.
  • But Grinsell was writing before the invention of radiocarbon dating - surely here was the chance to answer the riddle of the round skull?
  • We're getting in experts in AMS radiocarbon dating who will give an exact date. SOMEWHERE EAST OF LIFE
  • Carbon dating (aka radiocarbon dating) is pretty reliable, when the samples are good, up to 30 or 40 thousand years ago, and in some cases the method can be extended to just over 100 thousand years ago. ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science
  • Radiocarbon dating of pottery and other Copper Age finds pushes back the origins of the Maikop and Kura-Arax cultures by nearly 1,000 years, Areshian says. Evidence for Ritual Sacrifice at Armenian Cave Site
  • `Remember what Armand said about using the mount from an old potboiler to fool the radiocarbon dating? ALASTAIR MCLEAN'S 'NIGHT WATCH'
  • The technique the scientists use is known as radiocarbon dating and is more commonly used by archaeologists to date ancient fragments of bone and wood. Latest News Breaking News and Current News from the UK and World Telegraph
  • The researchers used radiocarbon dating on 22 pieces of microscopic charcoal found among Neandertal tools in fire pits in Gorham Cave.
  • The process has a huge advantage over standard methods such as radiocarbon dating, which is plagued by large error ranges, Kirch said. - latest science and technology news stories
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