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Carbon-dating Not Accurate More Than Several Thous Yrs Back

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Posted by Brian E. Sloan on July 8, 2001 19:06:02 UTC

Radio-metric dating, is notorious for producing discordant dates, carbon dating is no exception of course.

The obvious problem is, that any dates that are taken from before human history cannot be verified, thus the "best" dates are taken from the several, that a given sample will yeild.

And then there is contamination, which is a real problem with C14 dating, for example how do you know which is the "real" date vs the contaminated date?

These "dates" should be taken with a grain of salt.


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