Re: Radiometric Dating Techniques

John W Burgeson (
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 10:48:51 -0700

Chuck wrote:

"If you find an old piece of wood, and it only contains half as much C-14
as it did when the tree was alive, the tree was chopped down 5730 years
ago.. ."

Chuck -- what answer is made when someone, having been told the above,
objects that nobody knows how much C-14 the tree had 5730 years ago, that
C-14 levels may have been different then?


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