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(Archaeology) short for radiocarbon dating
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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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|Noun||1.||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|
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