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Since there are many misconceptions about carbon-14 dating, this paper will explain the principle, the method, some early problems with it, and its current trustworthiness. Or are the above statements all false, and the truth is something else?Absolute age dating is like saying you are 15 years old and your grandfather is 77 years old.To determine the relative age of different rocks, geologists start with the assumption that unless something has happened, in a sequence of sedimentary rock layers, the newer rock layers will be on top of older ones. This rule is common sense, but it serves as a powerful reference point. Because during each half-life, carbon loses half of its weight. While many probably have not thought about it before, carbon-14 dating relates to Christianity and Judaism in interesting ways.There are three simple steps to getting a carbon-14 date: sample preparation, getting the ratio, and using a calibration chart to get the age from the ratio. Before dating, samples are first soaked in an 8% HCL, and then an Na OH caustic solution to clean them of contaminants, such as dirt, microbes, and tree sap.Unlike people, you can’t really guess the age of a rock from looking at it.
When a plant or animal dies, it stops taking in carbon.
So, here we would like to provide a short summary of the story of Göbekli Tepe’s chronology.
The period Göbekli Tepe was built in is addressed as the Pre-Pottery Neolithic (PPN) after one of its main cultural traits, the absence of pottery vessels (there are clay figurines later in the PPN, however).
Scientists only use it to date something organic, like a tree stump or a bone.
Nobody uses it to date anything that's suspected to be older than 50,000 years, since there wouldn't be sufficient C14 in such a sample for it to be measurable- the majority of it would have decayed (just look at the chart).