Recent Examples of radiocarbon from the Web
Hobbie notes that people can be carbon-dated, thanks to radiocarbon isotopes in tooth enamel and other human tissues put together after the thermonuclear tests of the mid-20th century.
The level of carbon-14 found in archeological samples is used, through a method known as radiocarbon dating, to accurately determine the age of once-living material up to about 50,000 years.
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Origin and Etymology of radiocarbon
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1936
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