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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POLICE are carrying out DNA testing and carbon dating of a human thigh bone found next to a lake in Stalybridge.
Carbon dating proved that the site dated back to 3100 BC or the Hafeet period.
Carbon dating shows an ancient Indian manuscript, the Bakhshali manuscript from the third or fourth century, is the earliest recorded origin of the zero symbol.
The creature was found at Jaspur, India, and has been sent for analysis, including carbon dating.
The latter has not been subject to carbon dating, which could help verify whether the missing pages and the existing pages are one and the same.
Jimmy Long is planning to send the impressive Carbon Dating over to Chantilly.
OWNER Jimmy Long celebrated creating a slice of history and landed a nice touch in the process as Carbon Dating emerged victorious in the inaugural running of the Queen's Cup under Tadhg O'Shea.
Carbon dating marine life is challenging, since many fish lack a hard body part where carbon builds up and can be measured.
It may even be pegged at 1,000 to 1,500 years ago through carbon dating of the artifacts.
This consultation is launched following the procedure in an open tender under Articles 33, 57, 58 and 59 of the Public Procurement Code,- Benefits of this contract is to: carbon dating the 14 biological objects from archaeological excavations of the tram line 2, with particle accelerators, AMS method, including the bone material, burnt or not, with or without extraction of collagen.
Carbon dating works by measuring the amount of carbon-14 versus non-radioactive carbon (C) found in an object.
at Harvard and Love Dalen, an evolutionary geneticist at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, used DNA analysis to identify the species and radio carbon dating to determine age.