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Radiocarbon Dating

Radiocarbon Dating

When: 1946 CE
From Year 0 (BCE/CE): 1946
Post Date: 01/01/1946

In 1946, Willard Libby created the method for dating organic materials by measuring their content of carbon-14, a newly discovered radioactive isotope of carbon. This dating technique provides objective age estimates within a few decades for carbon-based objects that originated from living organisms.

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