5 common uses of carbon dating

Whenever and where ever such antiquities are found, associated finds are automatically dated.

For example Mauryan terracottas, Roman amphorae, Harappan pottery, NBP , PGW,etc.

Clay tablets found in West Asia contain inscriptional evidence with regard to the occurrence of a solar eclipse.

Specialists in the field of astronomical research placed this solar eclipse as on 15 June 763 B. The Almanac belonging to Maya culture of Central America helped in dating several important sites accurately on the basis of astronomy.

However this formula has not been accepted by many archaeologists.

Further this formula has been disproved on many occasions. Pottery is probably the most abundantly available antique material in any archaeological site.

For example, beads closely resembling those from the temple repositories at Cnoss and dating from C.1600 B.

C were found in a late context (Period V) at Harappa. By noting the association of these beads it has been possible to trace a archaeological datum line across Indian sub-continent and Mesopotamia.Antiquities and potteries of Roman origin were found in association with the finds of Indian origin.With the aid of these dated imports it was possible to date the associated Indian objects to the first two centuries A. Similarly NBP and PGW has helped in fixing the chronology of numerous sites. Sometimes dates are also obtained with the assistance of astronomy.At that time the radioactive disintegration takes over in an uncompensated manner. only half the C-14 will remain after the half-life period.In the disintegration process the Carbon-14 returns to nitrogen emitting a beta particle in the process.The deposit thus occurring forms layers depending on the nature of the material brought in by the people inhabiting the area.

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