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Absolute dating techniques attempt to pinpoint a discrete, known interval in time such as a day, year, century, or millennia.Very few artifacts recovered from an archeological site can be absolutely dated.with a standard deviation of plus or minus 120 years, the chances are two in three that that sample dates from between 1120 and 880 BC.
If the ratio is a quarter of what it should be (one in every four trillion) we can assume the creature has been dead for 11,460 year (two half-lives).
Plants and animals naturally incorporate both the abundant C-12 isotope and the much rarer radiocarbon isotope into their tissues in about the same proportions as the two occur in the atmosphere during their lifetimes.
When a creature dies, it ceases to consume more radiocarbon while the C-14 already in its body continues to decay back into nitrogen.
Radiocarbon dating is a widely applied absolute dating method in archeology.
It is based on the knowledge that living organisms build up their own organic matter by photosynthesis or by using atmospheric carbon dioxide.