The half-life of Carbon-14 is too short for this technique to be useful to date dinosaur bones.
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The half-life of C-14 is 5730 years. Dinosaur bones are many millions of years old, and too little C-14 remains. It would be difficult to distinguish between, say, bones from 75 million years ago or 100 million years ago. Longer-lived radioactive isotopes must be used. This is discussed on page 631.