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These have produced models of protein adhesive and other biopolymer deteriorations and the concurrent pore system development. That radiation generates carbon 14 in the upper atmosphere, so any change in the magnetic field will seriously influence the amount of carbon 14 that is produced.
One would expect that radiocarbon dating should produce a large number of specimens which expired at about the same time. With the passing of the centuries, the carbon 14 radiation levels would have gradually increased, until by about B.
The requirement of a knowledge of the precise temperature history of the fossil severely restricts application of the uncalibrated method, particularly in areas such as Canada where wide temperature fluctuations have occurred. Cosmic rays from outer space have reached the earth in the same amounts in the past as now.
Fortunately, according to Flint and Rubin, radiocarbon dating is consistent within itself.
Like many other bright hopes that men had at last found a way to date things prior to 4, years ago, radiocarbon dating has turned out to be just another headache to conscientious scientists. These have resulted in decided changes in radiocarbon production.
Generally, they are not assumed to have a great impact in the natural environment, though tephrochronological data may shed new light on this variable.
Rather, it appears that trees from distant forests were ripped up and transported by water to be dumped at Specimen Ridge. We learned rather abruptly that these numbers, these ancient ages, are not known; in fact, it is about the time of the first dynasty in Egypt that the last historical date of any real certainty has been established.
If the specimens were millions of years old, there would be virtually no carbon remaining in them.
Before this, the atmospheric activity is observed to decrease in such a way that, by about B. No seepage of water or other factor has brought additional carbon 14 to the sample since death occurred.
But a change in cosmic radiation from outer space would not be necessary, only a change in the amount of water, warmth or both in our atmosphere.