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Meaning of RADIOCARBON DATING

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a chemical analysis used to determine the age of organic materials based on their content of the radioisotope carbon-14; believed to be reliable up to 40,000 years
 
 Synonyms: carbon dating, carbon-14 dating
 
 See Also: dating

 

 

Glossary
 
 Definition: an absolute dating method based on the radioactive decay of Carbon-14 contained in organic materials.
 

 

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