Dead sea scrolls dating method

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Libby and others (University of Chicago) devised a method of estimating the age of organic material based on the decay rate of carbon-14.One also assumes that all the sand is in the bottom of the glass when one turns it over. He must look for something in the bone which disappears over time, as the sand disappeared from the top chamber of the egg timer.The disappearance must take place at a known and measurable rate.From the very beginning, science and technology have played a critical role in the authentication, restoration and analysis of the Dead Sea Scrolls."There have been a number of remarkable technological achievements that have helped us better understand the scrolls," said Scott Noegel, a University of Washington expert on Near Eastern languages and literature.