What is radiocarbon dating used for?

Answer 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 »

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Is radiocarbon dating accurate?

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 »

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 »

What is radiometric dating used for?

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, radiometric dating is used to date igneous, metamorphic and certain types of sedimentary rocks older than 50,000 years. This type of dating has determined t... Read More »

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