Controversy over carbon dating
A portion of the carbon is the radioactive isotope carbon-14.
The person who wrote these words lived in the 1800s, many years before archaeologists could accurately date materials from archaeological sites using scientific methods.
I have tried here to answer some of the frequently asked questions that I receive from students via email, as well as providing some basic information about scientific dating methods.
"Everything which has come down to us from heathendom is wrapped in a thick fog; it belongs to a space of time we cannot measure.
However, it quickly became clear that something wasn’t quite right.
‘As is always the case, a new dating technique comes along and everyone latches onto it,’ explains Walker.