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Carbon dating is one of the archeology’s mainstream methods for dating organic objects up to 50,000 years old.

This method is based on the idea of radiative decay of Carbon-14 isotopes over thousands of years.

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In 1979, Desmond Clark said of the method “we would still be foundering in a sea of imprecisions sometime bred of inspired guesswork but more often of imaginative speculation” (3).

This new method was based on gas and liquid scintillation counting and these methods are still used today, having been demonstrated as more accurate than Libby's original method (3).

Willard Libby would receive a Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1960.

The carbon isotope is when absorbed by plants through photosynthesis and consumed by animals.

Due to the way the sunlight reacts with the atmosphere, it is also taken in by respiration.

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