Does radiation affect carbon dating

The Mayan calendar used 3114 BC as their reference.

More recently is the radiocarbon date of 1950 AD or before present, BP.

It is sometimes thought possible to extend the dating range a few half-lives, so one occasionally sees dates as old as 70,000 years or more.

Carbon-14 dating does not produce ages in the millions of years, as do some other types of radioisotope dating.

This was originally written on June 16th, 2012 after my family’s Father’s Day viewing of “Prometheus”.

It was then published in the final issue of Coilhouse.

Radiocarbon dating is frequently used to date ancient human settlements or tools. It is a stable atom that will not change its atomic mass under normal circumstances.

BASIS OF RADIOCARBON DATING Radiocarbon dating compares the amount of normal carbon with the amount of radioactive carbon in a sample.

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