Carbon dating lab
Learn about different types of radiometric dating, such as carbon dating.
Understand how decay and half life work to enable radiometric dating.
It is very difficult for scientists to know how much carbon would have originally been present; one of the ways in which they have tried to overcome this difficulty was through using carbon equilibrium.
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Radiocarbon dating is the technique upon which chronologies of the late Pleistocene and Holocene have been built.
This resource is designed to provide online information concerning the radiocarbon dating method.
We hope it will be of occasional use to radiocarbon users and interested students alike.
Half-life refers to the amount of time it takes for an object to lose exactly half of the amount of carbon (or other element) stored in it.