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Radiocarbon dating the old stables

Most carbon on Earth exists as the very stable isotope carbon-12, with a very small amount as carbon-13.

Image via The Cosmic Story of Carbon-14 by Ethan Siegel, via Simon Swordy (U.

Chicago), via NASA of those two isotopes in a sample.

is a technique used by scientists to learn the ages of biological specimens – for example, wooden archaeological artifacts or ancient human remains – from the distant past.