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The half-life of Carbon-14 is 5730 years. What is the age of a fossil containing 1/16 the amount of Carbon-14 of living organisms? Explain your calculation.

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There is a specific fossilization process for every creature, mostly likely the sand didn't settle as quickly as necessary for the fossil to become sediment.

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