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C-14 dating
« on: February 18, 2005, 05:40:49 AM »
The half-life of C-14 is about 5700 years.
Why can't C-14 dating methods be used to date object older than 60,000 years?

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Re:C-14 dating
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2005, 09:57:49 AM »
Because of its relatively short half life. By 60,000 years the amount for C14 remaining is too small for reliable experimental meaurement.

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