college Geol 101
posted by Jay .
Suppose you have a sample of clamshell at a Paleoindian site and you measure the 14C activity of a 100-gram sample of carbon as 320 disintegrations per minute (or 3.2 disintegrations per
gram of carbon per minute).
a.What was the activity (in disintegrations per minute) for the 100-gram sample at the time it formed?
b. How do you know this?
c. What is the age of the sample?