January 2nd – Archaeology 101 – Absolute Dating

As promised, we’re moving on to advanced dating techniques – Carbon Dating, to be exact. I’ll walk you through the simple topics behind it, and going into depth to provide the information you need to determine how old an artifact is based on Carbon 14 remains.

Bibliography

https://www.radiocarbon.com/about-carbon-dating.htm

https://www.arpansa.gov.au/understanding-radiation/what-is-radiation/ionising-radiation/gamma-radiation

https://ehs.yale.edu/sites/default/files/files/radioisotope-c14.pdf

https://www.sciencefocus.com/science/how-many-bananas-would-i-need-to-eat-to-become-radioactive/

https://www.who.int/data/gho/data/indicators/indicator-details/GHO/life-expectancy-at-birth-(years)

http://atlas.physics.arizona.edu/~shupe/Physics_Courses/Phys_586_S2015_S2016_S2017/Readings_MS/ProportionalCounter_Wiki.pdf

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3102858/

https://www.schoolphysics.co.uk/age16-19/Nuclear%20physics/Nuclear%20structure/text/Isotopes_/index.html

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/medicine-and-dentistry/accelerator-mass-spectrometry

https://gml.noaa.gov/outreach/isotopes/accelerator.html https://ingeniumcanada.org/channel/innovation/how-accelerator-mass-spectrometer-works

https://analyticalsciencejournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jms.734

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