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This whole blessed thing is nothing but 13th-century alchemy, and it all depends upon which funny paper you read." (Anthropological Journal of Canada 1981) (working of notes I made, will go back to read entire articles and papers) carbon dating is not the only dating method used, it's just the most popular/easy to understand i think there are over a dozen dating methods, here straight from good old wikipedia Radiocarbon dating - for dating organic materials Dendrochronology - for dating trees, and objects made from wood, but also very important for calibrating radiocarbon dates Thermoluminescence dating - for dating inorganic material including ceramics Optically stimulated luminescence or optical dating for archaeological applications Potassium–argon dating - for dating fossilized hominid remains there are many more of course.
And those examples are the typical ones always brought up, it feels like saying "cars are never safe because one of them broke for no reason 22 years ago" The method is not flawless, true, but carbon dating, combined with other methods gives us a very good idea of how old stuff is.
We obtained calcined bone dates from three additional Holocene-aged sites that had not previously produced accurate results, obtaining findings consistent with estimates based on cross dating.
Preserving well where all other organic media of cultural origin are lost or unreliable, calcined bone holds promise for dating sites in conifer forests and other acidic soil settings, and can allow researchers to refine archaeological sequences that have long defied accurate chronometric analysis.
a reply to: Operation Black Rose I also have to think lab techniques have become better since the 1960's and 70's because of issues like this.
They cite 19 century German critics, who argued that unknown authors wrote the New Testament 100-200 years after Christ.
Although the time at which any individual atom will decay cannot be forecast, the time in which any given percentage of a sample will decay can be calculated to varying degrees of accuracy.
The time that it takes for half of a sample to decay is known as the half life of the isotope.
For example, Ferdinand Christian Baur contended that John’s Gospel was not written until about AD 160.
This, if true, would not only undermine John’s Gospel, it would cast suspicion on the entire New Testament as well.