Radiocarbon Dating

Stirling pensioner discovered 4,000 year old human jawbone whilst fishing

A Cornton pensioner last week recalled the day he found a 4000-year-old human jawbone while out fishing in the Forth 40 years ago.<p>It follows recent …


This Rare 6,000-Year-Old Skull Could Be The Earliest Known Tsunami Victim

We can learn from historical disasters.<p>A 6,000-year-old skull fragment from the town of Aitape in Papua New Guinea probably belonged to the victim of …


Canoe Churned up by Irma May Date to the 1600s

Radiocarbon dating shows the dugout canoe found in Cocoa, Florida, has a 50 percent chance of being from 1640 to 1680<p>Comment on this Story


Wooden canoe found in Florida could be linked to the 1600s

Florida researchers may be closer to figuring out the mysterious origin of an old canoe that surfaced after Hurricane Irma.<p>Using a technique known as …


Change in weather patterns led to mainland Tasmania tiger extinction, researchers say

Researchers believe they have discovered what killed off mainland populations of the Tasmanian tiger — and their cause of death might surprise …

Australian News

We Want the Truth About the $10,000 “Fake” Macallan

Like many whisky lovers, Professor Gordon Cook of the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Center would love to get his hands on some …


Ninth century fishing trap found in southern England

A 500-foot-long timber fishing trap which dates back to the 8th or 9th centuries has been found in southern England.A timber fishing trap exposed on …


Evolution and Young Earth Creationism (YEC): 4 Invalid YEC Claims Against Evolutionary Science

If it weren’t for Young Earth Creationism (YEC), practically everyone would accept evolution as the source of all plants and animals that every …

Scientific Research

Southampton Water fish trap dated to Saxon times

<b>A timber fishing trap exposed on the Hampshire coast dates back to Saxon times, it has been confirmed.</b><p>The weir, built as a permanent wooden structure to catch fish as the tide ebbed, was found by chance on the shore of Southampton Water in 2005.<p>Radiocarbon dating has shown it was built in the 8th …


Sixty Years After Its Discovery, a Hut in Scotland Has Been Linked to St. Columba

Radiocarbon dating has proved that the site could have been built and used during the lifetime of the revered saint<p>Comment on this Story


World's largest hoard of carbon dates goes global

Scientists hope pooled records could answer major archaeological questions and map human migration patterns.<p>Radiocarbon dating has long been used to …


3-D Reconstruction Reveals Face of 500-Year-Old Irishman


Carbon dating undermines biblical narrative for ancient Jerusalem tower

A new Weizmann Institute study has discovered radiocarbon-dating evidence of the First Temple period under a tower in Jerusalem’s City of David that …


Technique to directly date prehistoric rock paintings in southern Africa

Scientists have pioneered a technique to directly date prehistoric rock paintings in southern Africa, which reveals dates much older than previously …


Radiocarbon dating of phytolith traces rice domestication to 10,000 years ago

Rice (<i>Oryza sativa L</i>.) is one of the world's most important staple foods, as it sustains more than half the global population. Rice farming has …


Earthworms left clues of ancient climate for Neanderthals

Earthworms left behind calcite crystals (essentially their feces) and they may be the most precise way to measure climate conditions during the last …


Sacred Burial Ground in England Dates Back 4,000 Years

SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND—A sacred burial site recently unearthed in Shrewsbury is more than 4,000 years old, according to a report from <i>BBC News</i>. The site, …


New research reveals secrets of Crossrail's Black Death skeletons

MOLA team<br>30.03.2014<p>Extensive scientific testing carried out on Crossrail skeletons reveal new insight into London’s Black Death victims and offer new …

Ancient DNA

Treasure trove of bronze and copper reveals incredible speed of flash Inca invasion

Around 1450 CE, the Incas attacked so fast that many of the Colla people of the hill fort of Ayawiri in Peru didn't have time to take their valuables …


Live Science

Underwater<p>Before a dam flooded a site replete with ancient rock art in Botswana, researchers nabbed fragments of the painted creations so that they …


Artifacts From Turkik Woman’s Grave Analyzed

KHOVD CITY, MONGOLIA—Researchers from the Khovd Museum and The Center of Cultural Heritage of Mongolia have been analyzing and conserving the remains …


Scientists determined the time of extinction of ancient porcupines

A team of specialists that included scientists from Siberia, the Urals, and the University of Arizona, USA, conducted radiocarbon dating of the teeth …


Earliest dated rock art in Southern Africa depicts shamans' journey to the world of the spirits

For years, archaeologists have known that southern Africa is home to very rich and well-understood rock art produced by hunter-gatherers in the Later …


Secrets of a swamp pā

Warren Gumbley<p>A pā in the Waikato has been dated back to 1768 AD—younger than previously thought—using a precise form of radiocarbon dating never …


10th-Century Tree-Lined Street Discovered in Japan

TOTTORI, JAPAN—According to a report in <i>The Asahi Shimbun</i>, the roots of 18 willow trees were unearthed along a 200-foot-long stretch of ancient road …


How Does the Radiocarbon Dating Method Work and Is It Reliable?

Radiocarbon dating is one of the best known archaeological dating techniques available to scientists, and the many people in the general public have …


Employing Technology to stop the killing of Elephants

admin • March 2, 2017 • 10<p>• 2k<p>The plight of the African Elephant is well known. Illegal poaching of Elephants for their ivory has drastically reduced …


Do Scott Pruitt’s Statements on CO2 and Global Warming Misrepresent Scientific Consensus?

During a 9 March 2017 appearance on CNBC’s “Squawk Box”, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt was asked by host Joe Kernen if …


How Mid-Century Doomsday Tests May Help Save Elephants

Radiocarbon dating, made possible by open-air nuclear tests shown in newly declassified videos, is helping scientists pinpoint when elephants were slaughtered.<p>It has long been known that radioactive isotopes in the atmosphere have made carbon dating of all kinds of materials possible. It has helped …


Face of Pictish Murder Victim Recreated

DUNDEE, SCOTLAND—<i>BBC News</i> reports that a team of researchers led by Sue Black of the Center for Anatomy and Human Identification at the University of …