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to estimate the age of (an object of plant or animal origin) by radiocarbon dating.
radiocarbon dating.
Contemporary Examples

Overall, the 1988 carbon-dating has made little difference to sindonology (as study of the Shroud is known).
The Shroud of Turin and Thomas de Wesselow’s ‘The Sign.’ Thomas de Wesselow April 2, 2012

short for radiocarbon dating
carbon dating
See radiocarbon dating.


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