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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The process of Carbon 14 dating by a timber specialist at the Museum of London confirmed these were about 800 years old.
The samples obtained at Cova Gran using Carbon 14 dating refer to a period of between 34,000 and 32,000 years in which this biological replacement in the Western Mediterranean can be located in time.
The basic uniformitarian assumption underlying carbon 14 dating is that the ratio of carbon 12 to carbon 14 in the atmosphere at the time the plant died is the same as at the time that the plant is dated.
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.