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Creation v. Evolution: How Carbon Dating Works

Recently Bill Nye and Ken Ham had a debate regarding the validity of evolution and creationism. This debate mixed with the recent discovery of the earliest known human footprints outside Africa is leading a big question to arise: How does carbon dating work? Well, Trace did some digging and is here to tell you all about carbon dating and other ways we can know the age of an object or fossil.

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Earliest Human Footprints Outside Africa Found in Britain

“Footprints left by ancient humans 800,000 years ago have been found in Britain, the earliest evidence of such markings outside Africa, scientists said Friday.”

Hominin Footprints From Early Pleistocene Deposits At Happisburgh, UK

“Investigations at Happisburgh, UK, have revealed the oldest known hominin footprint surface outside Africa at between ca. 1 million and 0.78 million years ago.”

How Carbon-14 Works

“You probably have seen or read news stories about fascinating ancient artifacts. At an ar¬≠chaeological dig, a piece of wooden tool is unearthed and the archaeologist finds it to be 5,000 years old.”

How Do Scientists Determine The Age Of Dinosaur Bones?

“The most widely known form of radiometric dating is carbon-14 dating.”

Radiocarbon Dating

“Radiocarbon dating had its origin in a study of the possible effects that cosmic rays might have on the earth and the earth’s atmosphere.”

Core Sample Sends Carbon Clock Farther Back In Time

“Sediment from Japanese lake provides more accurate timeline for dating objects as far back as 50,000 years.”

Deep Sea Corals May Be Oldest Living Marine Organism

“Deep-sea corals from about 400 meters off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands are much older than once believed and some may be the oldest living marine organisms known to man.”

Climate Close-up: Coral Reefs



“The warm, shallow ocean waters of the tropics have talkative “forests” of their own”

Paleoclimatology: The Ice Core Record

“Richard Alley might have envied paleoceanographer Jerry McManus’ warm, ship-board lab.”

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