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How Does Carbon-14 Dating Work?

Lecture no. 14 from the course: Understanding the Misconceptions of Science

How Does Carbon-14 Dating Work?

Taught by Professor Don Lincoln | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

Clarify oversimplified ideas concerning how carbon dating works and get a stronger appreciation of just how complicated and sophisticated a scientific technique it is. While dating objects under 60,000 years old has become relatively easy, the current accuracy of modern science depends on taking subtle effects into consideration. You’ll learn why doing it precisely takes some care.


July 17, 2019
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