Start Carbon dating controversy

Carbon dating controversy

But the “revolutionary” technique may now be threatened by fossil fuel emissions.

Scientists have developed calibration techniques to adjust for these fluctuations.

While alive, all plants and animals take C14 into their bodies.

Archaeologists believe Egypt’s large pyramids are the work of the Old Kingdom society that rose to prominence in the Nile Valley after 3000 B. Historical analysis tells us that the Egyptians built the Giza Pyramids in a span of 85 years between 25 BC.

And, thanks to atmospheric changes caused by the burning of fossil fuels, it could become even more complicated.

Carbon dating revealed last month that the four delicate pages of script etched on animal skin were at least 1,370 years old, potentially making it the oldest partial copy of the Koran in the world.

Modern methods can only accurately provide a range of dates for the Birmingham manuscripts origins, however, opening up a controversial time window during which the pages could have been created.

Some believe trees are known to be as old as 9,000 years. A lot of people doubt this claim for various good reasons I wont go into here.