Tag: Radiocarbon Dating

October 10, 2016

National Historic Chemical Landmarks: Honoring the Discovery of Radiocarbon Dating

By Keith Lindblom

On Oct. 10, the American Chemical Society will dedicate a National Historic Chemical Landmark at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, in honor of Willard Libby’s discovery of radiocarbon dating. Libby’s method for dating organic materials by measuring their content of carbon-14 provides objective age estimates for carbon-based objects that originated from living organisms. […]

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