Carbon 14 dating easy


09-Mar-2018 18:54

This half life is a relatively small number, which means that carbon 14 dating is not particularly helpful for very recent deaths and deaths more than 50,000 years ago.

After 5,730 years, the amount of carbon 14 left in the body is half of the original amount.

Carbon is naturally in all living organisms and is replenished in the tissues by eating other organisms or by breathing air that contains carbon.

Some isotopes have half lives longer than the present age of the universe, but they are still subject to the same laws of quantum physics and will eventually decay, even if doing so at a time when all remaining atoms in the universe are separated by astronomical distances.



Carbon dating is a variety of radioactive dating which is applicable only to matter which was once living and presumed to be in equilibrium with the.… continue reading »


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