Jun 6, Posts: For example, if a series of radiocarbon dates is taken from different levels in a stratigraphic sequence, Bayesian analysis can be used to evaluate dates which are outliers, and can calculate improved probability distributions, based on the prior information that the sequence should be ordered in time. Both beta counting and AMS results have to be corrected for fractionation. Sep 5, Posts: So a revised, and more scientific, of your OP would be:
Carbon has isotopes with atomic weights between 9 and
How Accurate is Carbon Dating?
Without understanding the mechanics of it, we put our blind faith in the words of scientists, who assure us that carbon dating is a reliable method of determining the ages of almost everything around us. Similarly, groundwater can contain carbon derived from the rocks through which it has passed. Radiometric dating they have a whole slew of dating mechanisms Excellent, thankyou. In addition, if a piece of wood is used for multiple purposes, there may be a significant delay between the felling of the tree and the final use in the context in which it is found. Originally posted by shread: Apr 27, Posts: