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The word for the fruit can be traced back to the Greek word daktylos, originally meaning "finger" and "toe." No one knows just how the fruit came to be called by the word for finger.

Carbon 14 has a half-life of 5,780 years, and is continuously created in Earth's atmosphere through the interaction of nitrogen and gamma rays from outer space.

Because atmospheric carbon 14 arises at about the same rate that the atom decays, Earth's levels of carbon 14 have remained fairly constant.

Dating reverently from its era, as the Moslem from his Hegira.

I have now found Anthony Wood's authority for dating his birth in 1545.

A square dance for four couples, dating from the 18th century.

The mother-house at Strasburg is one of the oldest ones, dating from 1842.

This procedure of radiocarbon dating has been widely adopted and is considered accurate enough for practical use to study remains up to 50,000 years old.