carbon-14 dating


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carbon-14 dating

carbon-14 dating

n
(Archaeology) another name for radiocarbon dating

radiocar′bon dat`ing


n.
determination of the age of objects of organic origin by measurement of their radiocarbon content.
[1950–55]
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Noun1.carbon-14 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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In a new paper published in the journal Scientific Reports,a team of researchers led by the University of Glasgow discuss how they have used carbon-14 dating to determine for the first time the age of carbon dioxide being released from peatland sites.
"Paleontologists who study life from the last 50,000 years or so use a technique called carbon-14 dating to determine the age of a sample.
The team has sent samples for analysis and carbon-14 dating, but their preliminary analysis, considering the tomb and the location of the find, suggests that the mummy was buried sometime around 1000-1200 AD.
The analysis of carbon-14 dating on the excavated samples reveal that the sites belong to 3100 BC (Hafeet period).
These will be subject to a battery of scientific tests including carbon-14 dating.
Also, carbon-14 dating can be used to establish when the host animal died, although the time that a piece was actually carved cannot be determined.
Discussing radioactivity, connection is made between Carbon-14 dating and the Shroud of Turin.
Paul Carlsson, a paleometagenomicist working to establish his own career after an abusive childhood at the hands of his scientist father, has never known a world that wasn't 5,800 years old--a figure that, according to his father, had been proven by carbon-14 dating and thus had borne out the biblical story in which men roamed the world with dinosaurs as Adam and Eve tended the Garden of Eden.
Among the cases are ink testing the Vinland Map, carbon-14 dating the Shroud of Turin, the magic bullet and the Kennedy assassination, Romanov bones and DNA matches, Hitler's skull, tracking the killer virus of 1918, testing the Titanic rivets, and identifying Osama bin Laden.
Scientists are able to determine the age of the particles through such techniques as carbon-14 dating.