Carbon dating quotes

In a stratigraphical context objects closer to the surface are more recent in time relative to items deeper in the ground.

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The Mayan calendar used 3114 BC as their reference.

More recently is the radiocarbon date of 1950 AD or before present, BP.

Limitations and calibration: When Libby was first determining radiocarbon dates, he found that before 1000 BC his dates were earlier than calendar dates.

He had assumed that amounts of Carbon-14 in the atmosphere had remained constant through time.

Therefore, radiocarbon dates need to be calibrated with other dating techniques to ensure accuracy.

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