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Discoverer of carbon dating

This assumption is backed by numerous scientific studies and is relatively sound.

Libby made the discovery that would earn him the 1960 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Radiocarbon dating, a method proposed by Libby, is used to date organic material by measuring the amount of carbon-14, a radioactive isotope of carbon.

The results will force historians to revise their records for the two millennia when ancient Egypt dominated the Mediterranean world and hopefully end debate once and for all between rival Egyptologists.