Charcoal from an ancient campfire has a ratio of 14C to 12C that is one- fourth that of new wood. About how old is the charcoal? The half- life of 14C is 5730 years.

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Charcoal from an ancient campfire has a ratio of 14C to 12C that is one- fourth that of new wood. About how old is the charcoal? The half- life of 14C is 5730 years.

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