Radiocarbon dating by willard libby
Archaeology and other human sciences use radiocarbon dating to prove or disprove theories.
First tested and calibrated with material found in 4,000-year-old Egyptian tombs, carbon-dating has been used on progressively older and older relics, and has become an extremely important tool for anthropologists, archaeologists, geologists, and other earth scientists.
Carbon-14 dating is now believed to be accurate for finding the age of materials up to 70,000 years old, with a margin of error of about ten percent.
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Each element in the periodic system has isotopes, some of which are radioactive.