How to do carbon dating at home

You have to make sure that the object has the radiocarbon properties or 14 C to find out the age of the object.

Here are some interesting facts about carbon dating to note.

­ ­You probably have seen or read news stories about fascinating ancient artifacts.

At an ar­chaeological dig, a piece of wooden tool is unearthed and the archaeologist finds it to be 5,000 years old.

Accurate carbon dating requires specialized and extremely expensive equipment to measure the ratio of carbon 13-carbon 14.