It is only useful for once-living things which still contain carbon, like flesh or bone or wood.
Rocks and fossils, consisting only of inorganic minerals, cannot be dated by this scheme.
You probably have seen or read news stories about fascinating ancient artifacts.
Introduction Many people have been led to believe that carbon dating (along with other radioactive dating methods) proves the earth to be much older than 6,000 years old.
If the dates received from carbon dating are accurate, it would be a huge problem for those who believe in the Genesis account of creation.
What methods do they use and how do these methods work?
In this article, we will examine the methods by which scientists use radioactivity to determine the age of objects, most notably carbon-14 dating.
The older an organism's remains are, the less beta radiation it emits because its C-14 is steadily dwindling at a predictable rate.