Carbon dating radioactive

09 Sep

The method caught the fancy of the radiocarbon researchers.

With initial large margin of error and anything that did not square with expectation, judged as “contaminated,” the method appeared to work and was hailed as completely reliablejust as the atomic clock is reliableand this nobody doubted.If such reversals were not instantaneous but required thousands of years, the atmosphere during that time would not be shielded from cosmic rays and substantially more of them would reach it.However, the scientific literature of the last few decades did not contain any reference to a reversal observed on human artifacts like pottery though a paper by Manley in 1949 (Science News, Penguin Publication) told of the work of G.And certainly the building of tree “ladders,” or carrying on the count from one tree to another may cause erroneous conclusions.One and the same year may be dry in South California and wet in the northern part of the state.