This technique is not restricted to bones; it can also be used on cloth, wood and plant fibers.Carbon-14 dating has been used successfully on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Minoan ruins and tombs of the pharaohs among other things. The half-life of carbon-14 is approximately 5,730 years. dinosaurs the evolution alleges lived millions of years ago.
The lemon-sized skull was discovered in 2014 at Napudet, a dig site west of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya, according to the study published in , derives from the Turkana word for ancestor.
As an amateur astronomer, Nicole can be found looking up at the night sky appreciating the marvels of our universe.
She is the editor of the Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada and the author of several books.
Carbon dating is used to determine the age of biological artifacts up to 50,000 years old.
This technique is widely used on recent artifacts, but educators and students alike should note that this technique will not work on older fossils (like those of the dinosaurs alleged to be millions of years old).