Articles on radiocarbon dating
The radiocarbon ages of all fossils and coal should be reduced to less than 5,000 years, matching the timing of their burial during the Flood.
When scientists fail to account for so many more plants and animals in the pre-Flood biosphere and wrongly assume that plants buried in coal beds had the same proportion of carbon-14 as plants do today, their radiocarbon dating yields “ages” much higher than the true Flood age of about 4,350 years.
Radiocarbon is the international journal of record for technical and interpretive articles and date lists relevant to 14C and other radioisotopes and techniques used in archaeological, geophysical, oceanographic, and related dating.
Radiocarbon dating of buried soils could, in general, overestimate the true age of the burial by as much as the steady-state age of the soil or soil horizon.
This process causes a proton to be displaced by a neutron, effectively turning atoms of Nitrogen it into an isotope of carbon – known as”radiocarbon”.
It is naturally radioactive and unstable, and will therefore spontaneously decay back into N-14 over a period of time.
The journal also publishes occasional special issues.
Submissions are welcome for regular articles in the form of research reports, technical descriptions and date lists, as well as comments, letters to the editor, book reviews and laboratory lists.
Radiometric dating is also used to date archaeological materials, including ancient artifacts.