|MadSci Network: Evolution|
I am 7 years old (my mom is typing this. She is 40!) In homeschool, we are learning about radio isotopes and carbon 14 as ways to date artifacts. After a storm last summer, we found some bones and teeth washed up on the shore. We had a lot of teeth but my sister put them in her Polly Pocket Purse and now we only have some! The teeth are attached to some jaw(?) bone and are too large to be human teeth. They look very old but sometimes the ocean can just make things look old. The bone is a bout 6 inches long and belongs to an animal. I am trying to find someone who would like to tell me more about their age and where they came from. Any ideas?
Re: how is carbon dating done
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