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  1. Dating: The Radiocarbon Way (2010)

    Subject
    Archaeology; Chemistry; Physics

    What is carbon 14? What is a radiocarbon date? Is it the same as a calendar date? What does radiocarbon dating measure and why does it take a long time? How does an accelerator mass spectrometer measure...

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  2. Carbon dating proves Turin Shroud medieval (1988)

    Genre
    News report; Interview

    Carbon dating of the Turin Shroud has shown that it cannot have been the sheet in which the body of Christ was laid after crucifixion. Leader of the Oxford testing, Professor Teddy Hall revealed that it was...

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  3. Real Exponential Functions (1988 Video)

    Subject
    Archaeology; Mathematics
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min., 1994 sale: £60.00 (+VAT +p&p) combined with three other programmes from the course on a single cassette.

    Using a sample post from an archaeological dig uncovering ancient wooden roadways, follows the basic theory of radiocarbon dating through all its processes, showing the mathematics involved at each stage.

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  4. Archaeological Dating: Retracing Time (1976 Film)

    Subject
    Archaeology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Discusses two approaches to determining the age of an archaeological site, relating to other sites. Introduces methods of dating artifacts absolutely, including tree-ring dating (dendrochronology),...

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  5. Radiocarbon Dating for Archaeology (3 Parts) (1976 Video)

    Subject
    Archaeology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. b&w. 26, 32, 23 min.

    1: Introdes radioactivity. An experiment using 56Mn shows how the decay of radioactive isotopes can be detected. Introduces the concept of half-life. Explains the theory behind radiocarbon measurements. 2:...

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  6. Iceman (1992 Video)

    Subject
    Archaeology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. VHS. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Follows the attempts of scientists to examine the body of a man discovered in an Alpine glacier who had been frozen for more than 4000 years. Covers work of laboratories across Europe in radiocarbon dating...

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