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. Describe in general terms how an archaeological artifact is dated using carbon-14.

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Interpretation:

Interpret dating of archaeological artefact using carbon -14.

Concept Introduction:

Radiocarbon dating is the method of indentifying the age of object which contains organic matter. This property uses the properties of radiocarbon. This technique work by measuring the content of carbon-14 present in matter and thus the age can be determined.

Explanation

Radiocarbon occurs in nature by striking of cosmic rays to nitrogen present in upper atmosphere by which it oxidizes to carbon dioxide. This CO2 get absorbed by plants and it goes on till plant dies...

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