Taylor, R. E. Department of Anthropology, Radiocarbon Laboratory, University of California, Riverside, California.
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A method of obtaining age estimates on organic materials which has been used to date samples as old as 75,000 years. The method was developed in the late 1940s by Willard F. Libby and coworkers, and has provided age determinations in archeology, geology, geophysics, and other branches of science.
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