14c carbon dating

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Carbon-14 has a half-life of 5,730 ± 40 years— during the succeeding 5,730 years.

Radiocarbon dating has been one of the most significant discoveries in 20th century science.­ ­You probably have seen or read news stories about fascinating ancient artifacts.At an ar­chaeological dig, a piece of wooden tool is unearthed and the archaeologist finds it to be 5,000 years old.Radiocarbon dating can be used on samples of bone, cloth, wood and plant fibers.The half-life of a radioactive isotope describes the amount of time that it takes half of the isotope in a sample to decay.

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