The half life for the decay of carbon-14 is 5.73 × 10
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The half life for the decay of carbon-14 is 5.73 × 10³ years. Suppose the activity due to the radioactive decay of the carbon-14 in a tiny sample of an artifact made of wood from an archeological dig is measured to be 1.6 × 10³ Bq. The activity in a similar-sized sample of fresh wood is measured to be 2.7 x 10³ Bq. Calculate the age of the artifact. Round your answer to 2 significant digits.