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Radiocarbon dating

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Radiocarbon dating (usually referred to as simply carbon dating) is a radiometric dating method that uses the naturally occurring radioisotope carbon-14 (14C) to estimate the age of carbon-bearing materials up to about 58,000 to 62,000 years. (Wikipedia)

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Age determination

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Carbon 14 dating
Carbon dating

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