Radiocarbon dating flaws
A comparison of radiocarbon ages across the Northern Hemisphere suggests we might have been a little too hasty in assuming how the isotope - also known as radiocarbon - diffuses, potentially shaking up controversial conversations on the timing of events in history.
By measuring the amount of carbon-14 in the annual growth rings of trees grown in southern Jordan, researchers have found some dating calculations on events in the Middle East – or, more accurately, the Levant – could be out by nearly 20 years.
The current version of INTCAL13 is based on historical data from North America and Europe, and has a fairly broad resolution over thousands of years.
Scientists at the Lamont-Doherty Geological Laboratory of Columbia University at Palisades, N.