Full Name: Willard Libby [Willard Frank Libby]
Why Famous: Led the team that developed carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating) that revolutionized archaeology and the dating of artifacts. Winner of the 1962 Nobel prize in Chemistry.
- 1952-05-18 Professor WF Libby said Stonehedge dates back to 1848 BC
- 1960-12-10 Willard Libby wins the Nobel prize in Chemistry for his work developing carbon-14 dating (radiocarbon dating).