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At about 50 - 60 000 years, then, the limit of the technique is reached (beyond this time, other radiometric techniques must be used for dating).

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Herein lies the true advantage of the radiocarbon method, it is able to be uniformly applied throughout the world.Libby of the University of Chicago in immediate post-WW2 years.Libby later received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1960: (From Taylor, 1987).There are three principal isotopes of carbon which occur naturally - C12, C13 (both stable) and C14 (unstable or radioactive).These isotopes are present in the following amounts C12 - 98.89%, C13 - 1.11% and C14 - 0.00000000010%.

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