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Examples carbon dating errors

They used pottery and other materials in sites to date 'relatively'.

Welcome to the K12 section of the Radiocarbon WEBinfo site.

The aim here is to provide clear, understandable information relating to radiocarbon dating for the benefit of K12 students, as well as lay people who are not requiring detailed information about the method of radiocarbon dating itself.

The radiocarbon method was developed by a team of scientists led by the late Professor Willard F.

Libby of the University of Chicago after the end of World War 2.

It is called 'radio'-carbon, because it is 'radioactive'.

This means that its atomic structure is not stable and there is an uneasy relationship between the particles in the nucleus of the atom itself.

The half-life refers to the amount of time it takes for half the radiocarbon in a sample of bone or shell or any carbon sample to disappear.