How do archaeologists use radiocarbon dating

07 Mar

This nullifies the carbon-14 method as well as demonstrating that the earth is less than 10,000 years old. One suspects that the scientific world would not be using the carbon-14 method if it were so obviously flawed.

Could it be that the whole scientific community has missed this point, or is it another case of creationist daydreaming?

As caches of Clovis tools were uncovered across North America over subsequent decades, nearly all archaeologists signed on to the idea that the Clovis people were the first Americans.

Almost 14,000 years later, there is no way to tell how many hits it took to bring the beast to the ground near the coast of present-day Washington state.

But at least one struck home, plunging through hide, fat and flesh to lodge in the mastodon's rib.

It was perfect prey for a band of hunters, wielding spears tipped with needle-sharp points made from bone.

Sensing an easy target, they closed in for the kill.