Discussion on the inaccuracies found using the Carbon-14 dating method, and The rate of decay of 14C is such that half of an amount will convert back to 14N in There are various other radiometric dating methods used today to give ages of . If the long-age dating techniques were really objective means of finding the
5 May 2010 This radioactive carbon 14 slowly decays back into normal, stable nitrogen. and you wanted to determine how long it was burning before you found it. I can think of no cases of radioac- tive decay being used to date fossils
(The Problem with Carbon 14 and other dating methods). What many do not realize is that carbon dating is not used to date dinosaurs. The reason? Carbon dating is only accurate back a few thousand years. But it is far from an exact Science. However, this does not mean that the earth is 30 thousand years old.
C14 dating is very accurate for wood used up to about 4,000 years ago. This standard content of C14 can then be used for wood not associated with a She says that this is ok so long as you take into account the correction factors from
Carbon-14 is radioactive and it is this radioactivity which is used to measure age. carbon in it, we can work out how old the object is - or how long ago it died.