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Archaeological Chemistry - Radiocarbon Age

Answer the following questions, showing calculations and equations where appropriate:

1. You have a radiocarbon sample analyzed and find out that the sample has 60% of the modern level of radiocarbon. Calculate the radiocarbon age of the sample using (a) an assumed 5730-year half-life and (b) a 5568-year half-life.

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If the half life is 5730 years, this means in 5730 years the concentration ...

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This solution provides a 54 word brief explanation on how to find the radiocarbon age of a sample using known levels of radiocarbon and the half-life.