Radiocarbon dating has transformed our understanding of the past 50,000 years.Professor Willard Libby produced the first radiocarbon dates in 1949 and was later awarded the Nobel Prize for his efforts.
These are actually certification stamps that the Japanese Gaming Authority would affix when they were installed in parlors.
They have been called expiration tags for decades by hobbyists, so we will retain that somewhat inaccurate nomenclature.
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This is affected by solar activity and the earth’s magnetic field.
Luckily, we can measure these fluctuations in samples that are dated by other methods.
Tree rings can be counted and their radiocarbon content measured.
From these records a “calibration curve” can be built (see figure 2, below).
So the challenge is to try to determine the first year of production for a particular machine model. The first method most people use is to examine what are commonly called the expiration tags.