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The surplus "bomb" radiocarbon is just one of the effects human have had on the ratio of C.
During the industrial revolution (1850 - present) increasing amounts of fossil fuels were combusted.
Ocean corals, dated by another radiometric method - Uranium-Thorium dating - have also helped to extend the calibration curve beyond the age of the most ancient treering chronologies.
The ocean circulates high quantities of ancient carbon deep in the ocean.
Therefore, radiocarbon dates are calculated to a "pre-bomb" age of 1950 A. Material which died after 1950 has such high amounts of radiocarbon its age is reported as "percent modern (1950)" (example 180% modern).