Essays Tagged: "Radiocarbon dating"

Radiocarbon Dating: Merits and Drawbacks.

The method of radiocarbon dating and its potential usefulness was discovered and developed by a team of scientists ... Libby. He later received a Nobel Peace Prize for chemistry. Since the formation and calibration of radiocarbon dating, it has risen to become the field standard for dating all carbon containing subst ... dating methods, such as potassium-argon and uranium-238. Because of its relatively short half-life, radiocarbon dating has been most useful to archaeology (geology requiring a much larger time span, h ...

(10 pages) 134 2 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Archaeology

Evaluation of efforts to validate and invalidate the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin (burial cloth of Jesus).

artist's rendering. To help prove the validity of the shroud, the Catholic Church participated in a radiocarbon dating project in 1987. Their general hope was to gain supportive evidence that could be ... d have been reported would have been "the age of the mixture, not the age of the linen", as "[p]ast radiocarbon dating...could not distinguish between the linen's cellulose and the [contaminating] mic ...

(4 pages) 37 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

Discuss: Methods by which archaeologists carry out the uncovering or excavation of archaeological sites

rushes and even chop sticks to avoid any damage. All charcoal found, which is used for radio-carbon dating is placed in tinfoil and never touched by hand to avoid contamination. While the excavation i ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Archaeology

The Shroud of Turin.

ts have made their own hypothesis in the matter but they based on one important issue the carbon 14 dating.The carbon 14 dating is a way to determine how old is something such as artefacts, relics, bo ... g such as artefacts, relics, bones, cloth and it can go up to 50 thousand years.The first carbon 14 dating that was allowed by the Vatican in the year of 1988 in which 3 laboratories very reputable lo ...

(3 pages) 14 0 1.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Refuting Evolution

that can be used, there are two primary methods generally accepted by scientists: radiometric, and radiocarbon dating. Radiometric dating relys on the decay processes of certain elements, like how ur ... y, and they should not therefore be relied on as absolute fact. The other and most famous method is radiocarbon, or Carbon-14 dating. This radioactive carbon isotope is generated in the atmosphere by ...

(5 pages) 475 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Carbon Dating

have looked like. BIBLIOGRAPHY http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half-life http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiocarbon_dating http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/nuclear/cardat.html http://science.how ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Aug/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Carbon 14

rotons added to the number of neutrons the atom possesses) (Bydlon, N.D.). Carbon-14, also known as radiocarbon, is a radioactive isotope of carbon which contains a nucleus with 6 protons and 8 neutro ... These isotopes decay, emitting certain types of radiation such as beta, alpha or gamma rays. Since Radiocarbon's neutron to proton ratio is not stable or equal and too immense the nucleus emits beta ...

(7 pages) 0 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry