Chronometric dating examples


~The year AD 1950 is taken as the present in all 14C dates.

~The value of the standard deviation (or statistical error) applied to 14C dates varies with different dates.

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The ratio between 14C and 12C in a living organism thus remains constant.

~When a living organism dies, the absorption of 14C atoms ceases and a result of the abovementioned disintegration the 14C gradually decreases.

~Such a date can be expressed as follows: 1500 -150 Before Present (BP).

The standard deviation of -150 applied to the above mentioned date indicates that there is a 67% possibility that the correct date for the particular object (organism) falls between 13 Before Present.

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