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- n. See radiocarbon dating.
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- n. Radiocarbon dating.
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- n. a chemical analysis used to determine the age of organic materials based on their content of the radioisotope carbon-14; believed to be reliable up to 40,000 years
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The carbon dating of the Shroud of Turin in 1988, which had established that it was a fake—and which in turn led to our interest in it—had used, as a control sample, material from a thirteenth-century cope belonging to ‘Saint’ Louis IX that is kept in St Maximin’s basilica.