The amount of C-14 remaining in a charcoal sample from an archaeological site in New Mexico was determined to e 23.3% of the original quantity. the half-life of C-14 is 5730 years. How old was the campsite?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 24, 2018, 7:11 pm ad1c9bdddf
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The process of radioactive decay is generally a first-order process, which is described by:
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Radioactive dating using carbon 14 concentration
The well-preserved remains of a now extinct woolly mammoth is entombed
in the permafrost lands of Siberia. Scientists have conducted carbon dating
experiments on plant debris found in the stomachs of this mammoth. The C-14 activity of the mammoths was measured at 1.499999999999999 disintegration per minute per gram of carbon. How many years ago did the Siberian mammoth die?