posted on Aug, 12 2014 @ 08:54 AM
a reply to: reletomp
You really need to buff up on the science. Carbon dating is not used for the majority of fossils anymore. Read the following which was posted
several pages prior:
Read and learn:
Many materials found in archaeological sites are able to trap electronic charges as a result of bombardment by radioactive radiation from the
surrounding sediment. The presence of these trapped charges can be detected by electron spin resonance (ESR) spectroscopy: the intensity of the ESR
signal is a measure of the accumulated dose and thus of the age. Tooth enamel is ubiquitous at archaeological sites and is well suited for ESR dating,
with a precision of about 10-20%. This method has now been used to date many sites critical to the biological and cultural evolution of modern man.
Dates for sites in Israel and Africa have demonstrated the existence of anatomically modern humans more than 100 ka ago. "
Electron spin resonance dating of animal and human bones.
Ikeya M, Miki T.
Ages of fossil bones were determined by electron spin resonance spectroscopy. The electron spin resonance signal is associated with lattice defects
or trapped centers produced by natural radiation in the bones and gives a measure of the total dose of natural radiation, or the archeological dose.
Archeological doses were determined for samples of known age from a variety of sites and used to estimate apparent average annual rates of natural
radiation at the sites. The method has the advantage that the sample need not be ground or heated, and it should be useful for dating biological