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Issues with radiocarbon dating

Radioactive carbon-14 atoms rapidly mix and become uniform throughout the atmosphere.

When presenting your results, be sure to round off to the nearest "10". Be sure to consider the following: The CALIB program can also plot these results on a graph.

­ ­You probably have seen or read news stories about fascinating ancient artifacts.

At an ar­chaeological dig, a piece of wooden tool is unearthed and the archaeologist finds it to be 5,000 years old.

Carbon-14 dating is a way of determining the age of certain archeological artifacts of a biological origin up to about 50,000 years old.

It is used in dating things such as bone, cloth, wood and plant fibers that were created in the relatively recent past by human activities.

A child mummy is found high in the Andes and the archaeologist says the child lived more than 2,000 years ago.

How do scientists know how old an object or human remains are?

The city of Eriha in Palestine was dated back to eleven thousand years, and was designated as the first permanent human settlement.