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Carbon follows this pathway through the food chain on Earth so that all living things are using carbon, building their bodies until they die.
He and two students first measured the "half-life" of radiocarbon.During the period of a plant's life, the plant is taking in carbon dioxide through photosynthesis, which is how the plant makes energy and grows.Animals eat plants, and some eat other animals in the food chain.The C14 method has been and continues to be applied and used in many, many different fields including hydrology, atmospheric science, oceanography, geology, palaeoclimatology, archaeology and biomedicine.
All plants and animals on Earth are made principally of carbon.
I have tried here to answer some of the frequently asked questions that I receive from students via email, as well as providing some basic information about scientific dating methods.