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Research by Welsh scientists means carbon dating can now stretch back 54,000 years.
Mud built up over thousands of years on the floor of a Japanese lake has enabled the scientists to make significant improvements to the precision and accuracy of radiocarbon dating.
Radiocarbon dating has been phenomenally successful for archaeologists since it was invented in the 1950s.
It has been used to determine the age of Stonehenge and to test the age of the Turin Shroud.
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These leaves were eventually preserved in the sediment and are ideal for working out past atmospheric radiocarbon content, the key indicator for radiocarbon dating.
“It is key to understanding how the global carbon cycle works. “The work we have done on the Siguetsu cores clearly shows that the new high-tech method developed here at Aberystwyth has contributed to significantly enhancing the precision and accuracy of the radiocarbon timescale.
Originally posted by CALGARIAN
How come living snails are carbon dated to be 10,000 years old?
How come mammoths that are found, side by side, date thousands of years apart?
How come earth is getting older?
How come the moon is getting younger?
Carbon Dating is garbage.
Any tool will give bad results when misused. Radiocarbon dating has some known limitations. Any measurement that exceeds these limitations will probably be invalid. In particular, radiocarbon dating works to find ages as old as 50,000* years but not much older. Using it to date older items will give bad results. Samples can be contaminated with younger or older carbon, again invalidating the results. Because of excess 12C released into the atmosphere from the Industrial Revolution and excess 14C produced by atmospheric nuclear testing during the 1950s, materials less than 150 years old cannot be dated with radiocarbon (Faure 1998, 294).
In their claims of errors, creationists do not consider misuse of the technique. It is not uncommon for them to misuse radiocarbon dating by attempting to date samples that are millions of years old (for example, Triassic "wood") or that have been treated with organic substances. In such cases, the errors belong to the creationists, not the carbon-14 dating method.
Originally posted by pheonix358
reply to post by multichild
Next to the Pyramids are the remains of timber structures that can be carbon dated. The problem is that one has to make the assumption that these structures were used to build the Pyramids. It is just as valid to suggest that a ruler decided to give the Pyramids a face lift or a repair and thus we know when a repair was done rather than when it was built.
Just look at the refurbishment of any great landmark (the Statue of Liberty) to see where this thinking can go.