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The method was developed by Willard Libby in the late 1940s and soon became a standard tool for archaeologists.

The resulting radiocarbon combines with atmospheric oxygen to form radioactive carbon dioxide, which is incorporated into plants by photosynthesis; animals then acquire in a sample from a dead plant or animal such as a piece of wood or a fragment of bone provides information that can be used to calculate when the animal or plant died.

However, radioisotope dating may not work so well in the future.