Anthropology carbon dating

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It's development revolutionized archaeology by providing a means of dating deposits independent of artifacts and local stratigraphic sequences.

Libby in 1949, and has become an indispensable part of the archaeologist's tool kit since.

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C-14 Decay Profile Clicking on the "Show Movie" button below will bring up an animation that illustrates how a C-14 sample is processed and the calculations involved in arriving at a date.

Pre-modern radiocarbon chronologies rely on standardized Northern and Southern Hemisphere calibration curves to obtain calendar dates from organic material.

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