Carbon dating assumptions


25-Nov-2019 04:13

How Radiometric Dating Works Radiometric dating can be referred to by different titles.

When the life form dies the metabolism process stops and therefore the remaining radioactive carbon 14 begins to decay.If the assumptions used are accurate and rate of changes have remained constant throughout all time, then of course the assumptions are conclusive.However, if any assumption is found to be fluctuating or inconstant (for any reason) then the results must also be deemed inconclusive or not accurate.Problems with Carbon 14 dating method Known dates are wrong so old dates must also be wrong.

Carbon dating assigns ages to once-living materials such as wood, bone, teeth, and shells.With each passing half-life another 50% decays until no radioactive material remains.