Dating antique axe heads
These anomalies have driven archaeologists to question their earlier conclusions about archaeological sites and their respective civilizations founded on artefact dating.
Many theories about societies and their cultures have been based solely on C14 dating results.
However, experimental evidence indicates that C14 decay is slowing down and that millennia ago it decayed much faster than is observed today.
Secondly, the theory behind C14 dating demands that there is the same rate of cosmic production of radioactive isotopes throughout time.
Is it easily distinguishable from the prehistoric material? If #2 is a Yes, how deep can radiation pass through ground?
Conversely, C24 decayed FASTER when the subject host first died.
Some examples of abnormal C14 results include testing of recently harvested, live mollusc shells from the Hawaiian coast that showed that they had died 2000 years ago and snail shells just killed in Nevada, USA, dated in at 27,000 years old.
A freshly killed seal at Mc Murdo Sound, Antarctica, yielded a death age of 1300 years ago.
However its application has caused extreme confusion and misunderstanding of the archaeological record.
Knowing the limitations of this dating method can help avoid colossal archaeological misinterpretations that would otherwise distort history.