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This discovery is in contrast to the carbon dating results for the Turin Shroud that was supposed to have wrapped Jesus’ body.
Carbon-14 is constantly be generated in the atmosphere and cycled through the carbon and nitrogen cycles.
Before Radiocarbon dating was able to be discovered, someone had to find the existence of the C isotope.
In 1940 Martin Kamen and Sam Ruben at the University of California, Berkeley Radiation Laboratory did just that.
Using this hypothesis, the initial half-life he determined was 5568 give or take 30 years.
The accuracy of this proposal was proven by dating a piece of wood from an Ancient Egyptian barge, of whose age was already known.