Article of the Day:Radiocarbon Dating

Article of the Day:
Radiocarbon Dating

Radiocarbon dating is a method for determining the age of carbonaceous materials—especially ancient archaeological specimens—that relies on the presence of a naturally occurring isotope called carbon-14. After an organism dies, the amount of carbon-14 in its remains gradually decreases through radioactive beta decay. Measuring the amount of carbon-14 in an organism’s remains thus allows scientists to determine how long it has been dead. How do atomic bombs affect atmospheric carbon-14 levels? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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