Question: Do archaeologists use radiocarbon dating?

As long as there is organic material present, radiocarbon dating is a universal dating technique that can be applied anywhere in the world. His radiocarbon dating technique is the most important development in absolute dating in archaeology and remains the main tool for dating the past 50,000 years.As long as there is organic material present, radiocarbon dating is a universal dating technique that can be applied anywhere in the world. His radiocarbon dating technique is the most important development in absolute dating

How has radiocarbon dating been used in archaeology?

Over time, carbon-14 decays in predictable ways. And with the help of radiocarbon dating, researchers can use that decay as a kind of clock that allows them to peer into the past and determine absolute dates for everything from wood to food, pollen, poop, and even dead animals and humans.

Who uses radiocarbon dating?

It has proved to be a versatile technique of dating fossils and archaeological specimens from 500 to 50,000 years old. The method is widely used by Pleistocene geologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and investigators in related fields.

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