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It is the supposed accuracy of the new method that allows measurements sensitive enough to date objects claimed to be more than twenty or thirty thousand years old.

A recent test by the British Science and Engineering Research Council has shown that the accuracy of the new technique is greatly overrated.

Radioactive carbon (Carbon 14) is formed in the upper atmosphere as a byproduct of cosmic radiation.

The proton takes an electron with it and becomes an atom of hydrogen. BASIS OF RADIOCARBON DATING Radiocarbon dating compares the amount of normal carbon with the amount of radioactive carbon in a sample.