Question: Is carbon dating accurate Reddit?

How accurate is radiometric dating Reddit?

More specifically, radiocarbon dating is accurate for the first 10 to 30 thousand years, but decreases to being basically useless around 60,000 years. Potassium-argon dating has accuracy for much older samples, so for specimens older than 100,000 years up to 1 million years or more years the process is quite effective.

How accurate is radiometric dating?

Absolutely. It is an accurate way to date specific geologic events. This is an enormous branch of geochemistry called Geochronology. There are many radiometric clocks and when applied to appropriate materials, the dating can be very accurate.

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