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Homework Help: Willard Libby (C14 dating) or other Ideas/Suggestions

  1. Mar 19, 2014 #1
    Hi, I am currently working on a large paper and have been struggling to think of historical argument that could be used in essay format.

    I chose scientist Willard Libby and his work on C-14 dating as my potential topic. Could I get some help brainstorming possible reasons why Libby's work was crucial for the advancement of science and our history? (It is not restricted to be about Libby, other topics are also possible if there is a historical argument.)

    Here is an example of the kind of argument that I am trying to think of:

    “Maxwell’s contribution to 19th-century electrodynamics was to develop an ether-field model and
    an associated mathematical system that reproduced empirical laws.”
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  3. Mar 19, 2014 #2


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    Why do you think being able to date archeological artifacts is important?
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