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Techniques such as carbon dating, which can determine the age of an artifact, can be done only by removing small portions of the skull, which the Catholic Church has not allowed.
Researchers at the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library recently conducted carbon dating on an ancient Indian text known as the Bakshali manuscript.
Karen Fontijn,a physical volcanologist and postdoctoral research associate at Oxford University, researched Agung’s eruption patterns over the past 5,000 years by using carbon dating to analyze underground ash layers.
As Timothy Revell reports for the New Scientist, carbon dating of an ancient text called the Bakhshali manuscript has bumped zero’s origin story back by 500 years.
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Definition of carbon dating for English Language Learners
: a scientific way of finding the age of something that is very old (such as a dinosaur bone) by measuring the amount of certain forms of carbon in it
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