Problem: A researcher claims that an ancient scroll originated from Greek scholars in about 500 B.C. Its Carbon-14 decay rate is 92% of that found in living organisms. Could it be authentic? (The half-life of Carbon-14 is 5730 yr)

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A researcher claims that an ancient scroll originated from Greek scholars in about 500 B.C. Its Carbon-14 decay rate is 92% of that found in living organisms. Could it be authentic? (The half-life of Carbon-14 is 5730 yr)

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