Accelerator techniques for carbon dating
Carbon dating determines the age of archaeological objects, or how long ago a creature died, by measuring the amount of Carbon -14 remaining inside.
C-12 is by far the most common isotope, while only about one in a trillion carbon atoms is C-14.
They all start with similar flaws, but Carbon-14 has more than the rest.
The Carbon-14 dating method was introduced by Dr. Libby (1908-1980) at the University of Chicago in 1949. Carbon-12 is the normal stable isotope of Carbon (99% of all Carbon), which is the basic building block of organic life forms.
Significance Desmond Clark (1979) opinions that if radio carbon dating technique were not discovered, (Clark, 1979:7). Exploratory analysis of the international radiocarbon cross- calibration data: consensus values and interlaboratory error.
According to Higham (1999) C14 method can be described as ‘the radio carbon revolution’ which has significantly impacted our understanding about evolution and also cultural emergence of human species.