Carbon dating used find age dead sea scrolls

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The total mass of the isotope is indicated by the numerical superscript.

While the lighter isotopes C has decayed that what remains can no longer be measured. In 5,730 years half of the C in the atmosphere, and therefore in plants and animals, has not always been constant.

The calibrated date is also presented, either in BC or AD or with the unit cal BP (calibrated before present - before 1950).

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