Introduction Many people have been led to believe that carbon dating (along with other radioactive dating methods) proves the earth to be much older than 6,000 years old.
If the dates received from carbon dating are accurate, it would be a huge problem for those who believe in the Genesis account of creation.
The fact is, carbon dating can only be used to date things up to approximately 50,000 years old.
Ironically, despite its popularity, it is also one of the most misunderstood methods of dating.
Many people mistakenly believe carbon dating can be used to date objects that are millions or even billions of years old.
What methods do they use and how do these methods work?
In this article, we will examine the methods by which scientists use radioactivity to determine the age of objects, most notably carbon-14 dating.
A child mummy is found high in the Andes and the archaeologist says the child lived more than 2,000 years ago.
How do scientists know how old an object or human remains are?