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Looking at the graph, 100% of radiocarbon in a sample will be reduced to 50% after 5730 years.

The Muslims count the Prophet’s departure from Mecca, or the Hegira, as their beginning at AD 662.

In a stratigraphical context objects closer to the surface are more recent in time relative to items deeper in the ground.

Although relative dating can work well in certain areas, several problems arise.

Long tree-ring sequences have been developed throughout the world and can be used to check and calibrate radiocarbon dates.