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carbon dating

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Archaeology
carbon datingˌcarbon ˈdating noun [uncountable]  SXa method of finding out the age of very old objects by measuring the amount of carbon in them
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carbon datingTests on 16 fossilised shellfish showed that acid dating is as accurate as carbon dating.Excavators have been reluctant to put dates to their finds and one can understand why. carbon dating being expensive.
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