• Carbon Dating

     

     

    ·         Carbon-14 Dating: Background Information

     

     

    Carleton College, Minnesota

     

     

    This website explains what carbon dating is, what it is used for, and how it works.  It shows the formula used and gives a sample problem.  It also discusses the limitations and accuracy the of this method of dating.

     

     

     

    ·         How Carbon-14 Dating Works

     

     

    HowStuffWorks
    This site provides a short explanation of carbon dating and provides an example problem solving for how old a fossil is given its percent of carbon-14.

     

     

    ·         Carbon Dating

     

     

    Department of Physics and Astronomy, Georgia State University

     

     

    This website describes the process of carbon dating and has a couple visuals to help understand the chemical process.  It also mentions a few limitations of carbon dating.

     

     

     

    ·         Dating Techniques in Archaeology

     

     

    University of California, Santa Barbara

     

     

    This website provides a description of multiple different dating techniques.  It also gives a brief historical background of radiocarbon dating.  I was not able to get the movies on the website to play, but they look to be helpful if they would play.