The honest archaeologist can no longer propose theories and ideas without bringing a wider plate of evidences to the history table. If #2 is a Yes, how deep can radiation pass through ground?Hi there, I was hoping you could answer a few questions. Thank you very much for taking the time to answer my questions!
Fourthly, for C14 to test accurately the artefact must have been protected from contamination.
The unreliability of carbon 14 date testing is a great concern to honest archaeologists.
They get particularly concerned when C14 testing shows obviously inaccurate results and they are left in uncertainty about the reliability of the dates that they have previously never questioned.
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.