radiocarbon dating

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Synonyms for radiocarbon dating

a chemical analysis used to determine the age of organic materials based on their content of the radioisotope carbon-14

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Some were advances in science, such as the invention of radioactive carbon 14 dating, the cyclotron, the Wilson Cloud Chamber, nuclear fission, etc.
Carbon 14 Date--The distal portion of the mammoth rib (MSUVP 1219) was submitted for Carbon 14 dating to Beta Analytic, Coral Gables, Florida, in July, 1989, and a date was received in August, 1989.
The carbon 14 dating fraud uncovered and demonstrated here.
But with the classification of the pre-historic in the 19th century, which in turn was extended to the Carbon 14 dating of the 1940s and after, the mysteries of the past have been revealed benefiting us all.
Since the development of the carbon 14 dating method in the late 1940s, experts have recognized the technique does not work like a perfect clock.