Question: How far back in time does radiocarbon dating extend?

CARBON-14 DATING Radiocarbon dating is the most widely used absolute chronometric method in archaeology, covering the last 55โ€“60 000 years.

How far back in time is radiocarbon dating useful?

Radiocarbon dating is a technique used by scientists to learn the ages of biological specimens โ€“ for example, wooden archaeological artifacts or ancient human remains โ€“ from the distant past. It can be used on objects as old as about 62,000 years.

What is the time range of the radiocarbon dating method?

The carbon-14 method was developed by the American physicist Willard F. Libby about 1946. It has proved to be a versatile technique of dating fossils and archaeological specimens from 500 to 50,000 years old.

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