carbon-date


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carbon dating


car′bon-date′ v.

carbon-date

vb (tr)
(Archaeology) to determine the age of an organic object by examining the relative proportions of the carbon isotopes carbon-12 and carbon-14

car′bon-date`



v.t. -dat•ed, -dat•ing.
to estimate the age of (an object of plant or animal origin) by radiocarbon dating.
[1965–70]
Translations

carbon-date

[ˌkɑːbənˈdeɪt] VTdatar mediante la prueba del carbono 14
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The dig team will now examine and carbon-date finds from the site to try to work out when people would have lived in the village.
They hope to locate and identify bones compatible with Gherardini''s, carbon-date them and ultimately extract DNA to compare it with that of Gherardini''s descendants.
But we plan to carbon-date the charcoal at the site to find out the exact date of the building.