Carbon-14 Bomb Pulse Dating

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Abstract: Atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons during the 1950s and early 1960s doubled the concentration of carbon-14 in the atmosphere and created a pulse that labeled everything alive since 1955 as carbon moved up the food chain. The variation in carbon-14 concentration in time is well-documented and can be used to chronologically date all biological materials since the mid-1950s.

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Buchholz, Bruce A. June 15, 2012.

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Abstract: Atmospheric testing of nuclear weapons during the 1950s and early 1960s doubled the concentration of carbon-14 in the atmosphere and created a pulse that labeled everything alive since 1955 as carbon moved up the food chain. The variation in carbon-14 concentration in time is well-documented and can be used to chronologically date all biological materials since the mid-1950s.

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  • Wiley Encyclopedia of Forensic Science, "Carbon-14 Bomb Pulse Dating," 2012, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.: Chichester, pp. 1-5

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Buchholz, Bruce A. Carbon-14 Bomb Pulse Dating, chapter, June 15, 2012; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc837343/: accessed August 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.