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Carbon dating is one type of radiometric dating, there are others.
Carbon dating uses the carbon-14 isotope, with a half life of about 5700 years.
In addition, carbon 14 decays with a half life of about 5,700 years and, even with good quality samples, dating can only go back to around 60,000 years.
To date anything older than that, scientists need to rely upon other dating methods, like relying upon other isotopes such as potassium and argon. The first one describes the process of carbon dating in general, and the second one discusses the accuracy of carbon dating.
Carbon has different isotopes, which are usually not radioactive.
Plants take up atmospheric carbon dioxide by photosynthesis, and are eaten by animals, so every living thing is constantly exchanging carbon-14 with its environment as long as it lives. In 1958 Hessel de Vries showed that the concentration of carbon-14 in the atmosphere varies with time and locality.
The New Zealand curve is representative for the Southern Hemisphere, the Austrian curve is representative for the Northern Hemisphere. C is the radioactive one, its half-life (time it takes to reduce its radioactivity by half) is about 5,730 years.
Atmospheric nuclear weapon tests almost doubled the concentration of Radiocarbon dating, also known as the C14 dating method, is a way of telling how old an object is. This makes it possible to tell the age of substances that contain carbon. Dates obtained are usually written as before present ('present' is 1950).
Geologists use radiometric dating employing other elements that decay more slowly such as uranium/lead and potassium/argon for rocks, particularly very old rocks.For example, a particular object that has been dated might a radiocarbon age of 4500 years, plus or minus 30 years.The margin of error depends on the object, but for samples younger than 10,000 years, the uncertainty is usually at most 40 years.Accurate carbon dating requires specialized and extremely expensive equipment to measure the ratio of carbon 13-carbon 14.Due to this, it is not possible to do carbon dating at home unless you happen to have a mass spectrometer lying around.