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Radiocarbon dating reveals Central Alps were mined 4,000 years ago

New radiocarbon dates have revealed that people were mining the Central Alps in Austria as early as the middle Bronze Age. Mining in the Alps dates back much further than previously thought - in the Austrian region of Montafon since the Bronze Age. Thanks to C14 dating, a group of researchers

Radiocarbon dating used to verify Egyptian chronology

Radiocarbon dating has proved that the chronology of the Old, Middle and New Kingdoms is correct. The researchers dated seeds found in pharaohs' tombs, including some from the tomb of the King Tutankhamun. They write in the journal Science that some of the samples are more than 4,500 years old.

Carbon-dating used to check wine vintages

Scientists are developed a way to use carbon-dating to determine the vintages of wine, preventing "vintage fraud". Ever paid top dollar for a bottle of wine that says on the label it's from a much-sought-after year, only to find that it tasted like cheap, non-vintage plonk? Well, a team of

10 Methods Scientists Use to Date Things

Mental_Floss has compiled a lit of ten interesting methods scientists use to date things, from extracting DNA from the pages of medieval manuscripts to studying what the climate must have been like in the past through pollen. Left and right, archaeologists are radiocarbon dating objects: fossils, documents, shrouds of Turin. They