Therefore, the amount of carbon in an artifact decreases at a predictable rate while the amount of carbon remains constant. By comparing the ratio of carbon to carbon in an artifact to the ratio nuclear carbon dating carbon to carbon in living organisms scientists can determine the age of an artifact. So how do I use my carbon data? If you wanted to date a fossil, first you would determine the percent carbon it contained compared to a living sample.
Did nuclear weapon tests and releases from power plants both during normal I don't know about Carbon dating, but for more recent work (10, years) we. Carbon dating, method of age determination that depends upon the decay to nitrogen of radiocarbon (carbon). Carbon is continually formed in nature.