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Since its introduction it has been used to date many well-known items, including samples of the Dead Sea Scrolls, enough Egyptian artifacts to supply a chronology of Dynastic Egypt, and Otzi the iceman.
Willard Libby at the University of Chicago developed the technique of radiocarbon dating in 1949.
The dating method is based on the fact that carbon is found in various forms, including the main stable isotope (carbon 12) and an unstable isotope (carbon 14).
Since the invention of the C-14 method and the appearance of evangelical professionals in this field, however, American evangelicals have divided themselves into two groups.
One group has been made up of fundamentalist evangelicals, who accepted the global effect of Noah's flood and a young earth and rejected radioactive dates.
As the carbon 14 decays with no possibility of replenishment, the ratio decreases at a regular rate. The measurement of carbon 14 decay provides an indication of the age of any carbon-based material.
Dates may be expressed as either uncalibrated or calibrated years.