Theory behind carbon dating

Dating is not necessary to demonstrate that evolution is a fact.Chronological sequence is all that is really required.For each dating or chronological method there is a link in the box at right to take you to that section of this page.There, you will find a brief description of the method, plus links to take you to other webpages with more extensive information.That exposed the broad continental shelves now covered by the Bering Strait and created the land bridge. For years, scientists thought it disappeared beneath the waves about 14,500 years ago, toward the end of the last ice age.Unfortunately, that was about 2,500 years before the first accepted date for human settlement in the new world.We would not normally consider it necessary to explain how a theory works that we don’t even believe in.However, there are a lot of misunderstandings about the Big Bang theory.

Please remember that all dating methods, even those termed "absolute," are subject to margins of error. That is a very small amount of possible error range. Modern studies almost always use two or more methods to confirm dating work and to build confidence in the results obtained.

Because of the distortions and lies spread by fundamentalists about scientific dating there is a need for a centralized source of information on the topic.

A few examples of such lies are presented at the very bottom of this page.

Overview of Methods Superposition Stratigraphy Dendrochronology Radiocarbon C14 Radiometric Dating Methods Obsidian Hydration Dating Paleomagnetic/Archaeomagnetic Luminescence Dating Methods Amino Acid Racemization Fission-track Dating Ice Cores Varves Pollens Corals Cation Ratio Fluorine Dating Patination Oxidizable Carbon Ratio Electron Spin Resonance Cosmic-ray Exposure Dating This is an excellent overview of dating methodologies, and is a chapter in a textbook on Archaeology.

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