Carbon dating fossil

Since it is radioactive, it gradually fades away by radioactive decay until it is all gone.

Radiocarbon dating uses carbon-14 to determine the last time something (or someone) was alive.

The standard developed for this purpose is called ASTM D6866.

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When they stop living, they stop taking in carbon-14 from the air around them, and the amount of carbon-14 in the remains gradually disappears.

A radiocarbon dating laboratory is able to measure the amount of carbon-14 remaining in a fossil.

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