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Content Header .feed_item_answer_user.js-wf-loaded . Your T-shirt could soon contain the same carbon-14 as William the Conqueror’s robe from 1066 AD, scientists warn.After all, this what the archeologist guessed in their published books.Some believe trees are known to be as old as 9,000 years. A lot of people doubt this claim for various good reasons I wont go into here.Dates up to this point in history are well documented for C14 calibration.
(4.) Traditional 14C testing assumes equilibrium in the rate of formation and the rate of decay.
In fact, 14C is forming FASTER than the observed decay rate.
This skews the 'real' answer to a much younger age.
(They conveniently forget to mention that the tree ring chronology was arranged by C14 dating.
The scientists who were trying to build the chronology found the tree rings so ambiguous that they could not decide which rings matched which (using the bristlecone pine).