Carbon dating explained in simple terms

This does not, of course, prove that the bones are those of Richard III.

What it does is remove one possibility which could have proved that these are not Richard’s remains.

Radiometric dating (often called radioactive dating) is a way to find out how old something is.

How old are the bones found under the Greyfriars church?

Clearly they can’t be any more recent than the Dissolution of 1538.

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