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Discoverer of carbon dating

Among the artifacts from the University of Chicago’s Oriental Institute that Prof.

He also discovered that tritium similarly could be used for dating water, and therefore wine.

Willard Frank Libby (December 17, 1908 – September 8, 1980) was an American physical chemist noted for his role in the 1949 development of radiocarbon dating, a process which revolutionized archaeology and palaeontology.

For his contributions to the team that developed this process, Libby was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1960.

Plants and animals assimilate carbon 14 from carbon dioxide throughout their lifetimes.