Radiocarbon dating not accurate

Beta Analytic uses Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) technology, which gives the most advanced precision and accuracy for carbon-14 measurements.The lab is based in Miami, Florida, and is the world leader in carbon-14 analyses since 1979.The Mayan calendar used 3114 BC as their reference.

Obviously, this works only for things which were once living.The Greeks consider the first Olympic Games as the beginning or 776 BC.The Muslims count the Prophet’s departure from Mecca, or the Hegira, as their beginning at AD 662.Familiar to us as the black substance in charred wood, as diamonds, and the graphite in “lead” pencils, carbon comes in several forms, or isotopes.One rare form has atoms that are 14 times as heavy as hydrogen atoms: carbon-14, or C ratio gets smaller.

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