Start Problems with radiometric and carbon 14 dating

Problems with radiometric and carbon 14 dating

The lecturer talked at length about how inaccurate C14 Dating is (as 'corrected' by dendrochronology).

This is only because it is well calibrated with objects of known age.

Though radiocarbon dating is startlingly accurate for the most part, it has a few sizable flaws.

The technology uses a series of mathematical calculations—the most recognizable of which is known as half-life—to estimate the age the organism stopped ingesting the isotope.

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