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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They believe that neutron radiation caused by an earthquake could have induced the image of a crucified man -- which many people believe to be that of Jesus -- onto the length of linen cloth, and caused carbon-14 dating done on it in 1988 to be wrong.
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.
Radiocarbon dating, also known as carbon-14 dating, is a technique that can accurately determine the age of organic material.
Goodman to date the underwater layers using two methods: carbon-14 dating and OSL (optically stimulated luminescence).
As fortune would have it, a scientist named Willard Libby developed the carbon-14 dating method in 1949--just two years after the first scrolls were discovered.
Carbon-14 dating placed this musical instrument and other items in the cave to between 30,000 and 37,000 years ago.
The carbon-14 dating of some sites began to push back the origins of human settlement earlier than 12,000 BP.
Inside the Scrolls" provides a unique illustrated catalog of the contents of all 11 caves, including detailed analysis of every major scroll, and considers the methods of interpretation employed, including carbon-14 dating, paleography, and computer reconstruction.
Max Uhle, the first archaeologist to study those early mummies, was not privy to carbon-14 dating technology though, and he mistakenly estimated their age at a mere two thousand years.