Essentially, this means that carbon dating, though a useful tool, is not 100% reliable. That carbon dating deemed the moss to have been frozen for over 1,500 years. Now, if this carbon dating agrees with other evolutionary methods of determining age, the team could have a real discovery on their hands.May 20, 2014
Which material requires the smallest amount for radiocarbon dating?
Any organic material that is available in sufficient quantity can be prepared for radiocarbon dating. Modern AMS (accelerator mass spectroscopy) methods require tiny amounts, about 50 mg. AMS technology has allowed us to date very small