Radiocarbon dating of fossils taken from caves on islands along southeastern


“They’re based on ‘it’s that old because I say so,’ a popular approach by some of my older colleagues,” says Shea, laughing, “though I find I like it myself as I get more gray hair.”

When cosmic rays enter the earth's atmosphere, they undergo various interactions with gas molecules which results in the production of fast moving neutrons. These energetic neutrons dissociate a nitrogen molecule into atoms and then reacts with these atoms to form 14 C. The reaction can be written as: [3]


Radiocarbon dating of fossils taken from caves on islands along southeastern

Radiocarbon dating of fossils taken from caves on islands along southeastern



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