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radiocarbon dating

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishradiocarbon datingra‧di‧o‧car‧bon dat‧ing /ˌreɪdiəʊkɑːbən ˈdeɪtɪŋ $ -dioʊkɑːr-/ noun [uncountable] formal 🔊 🔊 carbon dating
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radiocarbon datingPalmer originally specialised in acoustics but became interested in the physics of the Earth and in measuring ages by radiocarbon dating.This is the basis of conventional radiocarbon dating.Just as dramatically, radiocarbon dating has shown that the Neolithic was introduced to Britain at least 1500 years earlier than previously believed.The sample preparation procedures are the same as those used for radiocarbon dating, care being taken to avoid contamination.But several factors affect the accuracy of radiocarbon dating.The principles of radiocarbon dating are fairly straight forward, but in practice there are many problems.All of the caveats that apply to radiocarbon dating apply to its use in authentication.
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