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Thus a great deal of care is taken in securing and processing samples and multiple samples are often required if we want to be confident about assigning a date to a site, feature, or artifact (read more about the radiocarbon dating technique at:
To understand this process we must first understand a little bit about the atoms themselves and how they get their names.
However, as with any dating technique there are limits to the kinds of things that can be satisfactorily dated, levels of precision and accuracy, age range constraints, and different levels of susceptibility to contamination.
Since protons and neutrons weigh about the same, the atomic mass of ordinary carbon is 6 6 = 12.
The rest of the carbon isotopes are only of laboratory interest.