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Thus, using Equation \(\ref\), \[\ln \dfrac = (1.21 \times 10^) t \nonumber\] Thus, \[t= \dfrac = 2 \times 10^3 \text \nonumber\] From the measurement performed in 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls were determined to be 2000 years old giving them a date of 53 BC, and confirming their authenticity.
This discovery is in contrast to the carbon dating results for the Turin Shroud that was supposed to have wrapped Jesus’ body.
This number is called a standard deviation and is a measure of the spread of measurements around the mean (average).
The explanation was that the physicists had assumed that the amount of C-14 in the atmosphere had been constant, when in fact it had varied over time.
The solution came using dendrochronology (tree ring dating).
In 1940 Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben at the University of California, Berkeley Radiation Laboratory did just that.
They found a form, isotope, of Carbon that contained 8 neutrons and 6 protons.