Also car·bon-14 [kahr-buh n-fawr-teen, -fohr-] /ˈkɑr bən fɔrˈtin, -foʊr-/.
Origin of carbon 14
First recorded in 1935–40
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The case of carbon-14 is an example of a permanent man-made modification of the environment.Atoms, Nature, and Man
Neal O. Hines
- A naturally occurring radioactive isotope of carbon having six protons and eight neutrons in the nucleus. Carbon 14 is important in dating archaeological and biological remains by radiocarbon dating.
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Carbon 14 is used in a common form of radioactive dating to determine the age of ancient objects.
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