Radiocarbon dating is accurate for dates ranging
Indeed, the "Secret Of The Southwest" was revealed.An Isotope Called Carbon-14 But alas, pattern-matching in order to date when a tree was cut isn't always possible."It can get us to within 20, 50, 100 years or so of dating accuracy." On the scale of the universe, 20, 50 or even 100 years is, for all intents and purposes, nothing. Our galaxy, the Milky Way, is slightly younger, at 13.2 billion years old.
"Radiocarbon dating has been a revolution in terms of the way stuff is dated in the past and is used by scientists all over the world," Pearson adds.Fifty, 20, or 100 years is a lot of time, wherein a lot can happen.Fifty years is the difference between Alexander Graham Bell's telephone and television.The 18-year space race between the Soviet Union and United States yielded the first moon landing.It took just short of 10 years for the Ancient Greeks to build the Parthenon on the Acropolis of Athens. Charles Darwin spent just five weeks in the Galapagos, a voyage without which he would have never written On the Origin of Species.