Who developed radiocarbon dating
Libby was the son of a California farmer and attended college and graduate school at the University of California at Berkeley.
In the 1930s, he was a chemistry instructor at Berkeley and a researcher with an ambitious group of radiochemists at the university’s Lawrence Radiation Laboratory. And the discoveries made during that time are still the main bulwark and substance of chemical nuclear chemistry,” Libby later recalled.
If this was submitted in a college paper today he would get a failing grade since it is all based on assumptions.
So by measuring carbon 14 levels in an organism that died long ago, researchers can figure out when it died.