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As stated previously, carbon dating cannot be used on artifacts over about 50,000 years old.
These artifacts have gone through many carbon-14 half-lives, and the amount of carbon-14 remaining in them is miniscule and very difficult to detect.
When scientists first began to compare carbon dating data to data from tree rings, they found carbon dating provided "too-young" estimates of artifact age.
Scientists now realize that production of carbon-14 has not been constant over the years, but has changed as the radiation from the sun has fluctuated.
That's when I read it: "humans, neanderthals, and dinosaurs existed together." The poster was challenging radiocarbon dating using Carbon-14 (C-14) isotopes.
It suggested that their data, comparing coal, diamond, wood, and dinosaur bones, were sufficient to throw all of geology into question.
This technique is not restricted to bones; it can also be used on cloth, wood and plant fibers.
This give scientists a range of time in which the animal could have lived.
My brain, attracted to both old and shiny objects, sent me in closer to investigate.
As I was trying to interpret the densely-packed board of letters, numbers, and figures printed in incredibly tiny print, I was approached by a slight, elderly man in glasses.
Carbon-14 cannot be used to date biological artifacts of organisms that did not get their carbon dioxide from the air.
This rules out carbon dating for most aquatic organisms, because they often obtain at least some of their carbon from dissolved carbonate rock.