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Carbon dating study

We also have fair agreement between our radiocarbon dates and historical dates for the Middle Kingdom.

We wanted to use science to test the accepted historical dates of several Old Kingdom monuments.

One radioactive, or unstable, carbon isotope is C14, which decays over time and therefore provides scientists with a kind of clock for measuring the age of organic material.

Ancient baking left deposits of ash and charcoal, which are very useful for dating.