The entire process of Radiocarbon dating depends on the decay of carbon-14.This process begins when an organism is no longer able to exchange Carbon with their environment.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.
Back in the 1940s, the American chemist Willard Libby used this fact to determine the ages of organisms long dead.
From this science, we are able to approximate the date at which the organism were living on Earth.
Radiocarbon dating is used in many fields to learn information about the past conditions of organisms and the environments present on Earth.
This discovery is in contrast to the carbon dating results for the Turin Shroud that was supposed to have wrapped Jesus’ body.
Carbon dating has shown that the cloth was made between 12 AD.