carbon dating


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carbon dating


car′bon-date′ v.

carbon dating

n
(Archaeology) short for radiocarbon dating

carbon dating

carbon dating

A technique used in determining the age of an archaeological find based on establishing how much it contains of carbon-14, which decays at a known rate.
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Noun1.carbon dating - 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
dating, geological dating - use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
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Carbon dating works by measuring the amount of carbon-14 versus non-radioactive carbon (C) found in an object.
Radio carbon dating shows the sheep or goat skin parchment, discovered in the University of Birmingham's library after nearly a century, dated back to between 568 and 645AD.
Carbon dating has revealed that the site predates neighbouring Dunnottar Castle, south of the Kincardineshire town of Stonehaven.
They face Ken Condon's Ballysax winner Success Days, Summaya from the Dermot Weld yard who beat Chester winner Hans Holbein first time out this season, and Carbon Dating.
Researchers used carbon dating techniques to reveal it had walked the Earth around 40,000 years ago.
95 This is Hard To Find's oldest whisky and comes with its own carbon dating certificate to prove its age.
Carbon dating from an archaeological dig by the university shows that the parish of Amesbury has been continually occupied for every millennia since 8,820BC.
Based on carbon dating tests, the shrine goes back to the sixth century B.
Carbon dating has shown that this bone dates back to 895-1017, which scientists from the University of Winchester believe ties in with the death of the two kings and is unlikely to have come from anyone apart from the father or the son.
A Danish team, led by Dr Stephen Larsen, is already focusing on carbon dating the royal burial mounds in A'ali, confirmed Culture Ministry archaeologist-in-charge Salman Al Mahari.
Both the name of Sultan Sulaiman and the year 950 in the Islamic calendar are stated in the splendid calligraphy and the date is confirmed by carbon dating technology", he said.