Otzi the iceman carbon dating
This wound would have put Otzi into hemorrhagic shock and he would have quickly collapsed and internally bled out.As well, Otzi was perfectly intact and not dissected or embalmed by a funeral ritual. Technological advances over the past twenty-five years have answered some questions surrounding Otzi's life and death and surely the next twenty-five will answer more.This was recorded with a hi-definition camera and an entire map of the mummy's thorax and abdomen was made. Radiocarbon dating, or simply carbon dating, is a technique that uses the decay of carbon 14 to estimate the age of organic materials.
The measurement of carbon 14 decay provides an indication of the age of any carbon-based material.Libby estimated that the steady state radioactivity concentration of exchangeable carbon 14 would be about 14 disintegrations per minute dpm per gram.