Is radiocarbon dating accurate?

Answer Radiocarbon is fairly accurate, within its limitations. According to University of California-Santa Barbara, radiocarbon dating has a limit of 50,000 years (after this too little radiation remains)... Read More »

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What is radiocarbon dating used for?

Radiocarbon dating is used to determine the approximate age of organic materials. Some organic materials that can be dated using radiocarbon dating include organic-bearing sediments, bone, antler, ... Read More »

Who discovered radiocarbon dating?

Willard Frank Libby (1908-1980), an American chemist, developed radiocarbon dating in 1947 while working at the Institute for Nuclear Studies at the University of Chicago. He was awarded the Nobel ... Read More »

How Accurate is Ultrasound Dating?

Ultrasound dating in terms of pinpointing the conception date is most accurate during the first 18 weeks of pregnancy. In reference to the due date of a baby's birth, ultrasound technology is more ... Read More »

How accurate is radiometric dating?

Radiometric dating provides a high degree of accuracy. With an optimal size sample, 1 g to 4 g of final carbon, the dating of artifacts less than 10,000 years old will deviate by plus or minus 40 t... Read More »