# Other uses of radiocarbon dating

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.

Willard Libby at the University of Chicago developed the technique of radiocarbon dating in 1949.

Thus, using Equation \(\ref\), \[\ln \dfrac = (1.21 \times 10^) t \nonumber\] Thus, \[t= \dfrac = 2 \times 10^3 \text \nonumber\] From the measurement performed in 1947 the Dead Sea Scrolls were determined to be 2000 years old giving them a date of 53 BC, and confirming their authenticity.Thus, the Turin Shroud was made over a thousand years after the death of Jesus.The technique of radiocarbon dating was developed by Willard Libby and his colleagues at the University of Chicago in 1949.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.