Thus, we encourage our colleagues to do their own carbon dating of dinosaur bones from museums and university fossil repositories around the world, as well as testing for C in scrapings from dinosaur bones as they are excavated. That included protecting the samples, avoiding cracked areas in the bones, and meticulous pre-cleaning of the samples with chemicals to remove possible contaminants. Also, we call on the news media and citizens everywhere to urge paleontologists, curators, university faculty, and government scientific agencies to encourage and support further testing for C content in dinosaur remains. I'd be honestly surprised if this wasn't a troll. Alpha, Beta, Gamma: Scrapings were taken from a large bone excavated by Joe Taylor of Mt. The fluctuation of the amount of C in the atmosphere over time adds a small uncertainty, but contamination by "modern carbon" such as decayed organic matter from soils poses a greater possibility for error.
We have numerous reports in hand from respected Accelerator Mass Spectrometry labs providing Carbon test results on dinosaur BONE in the twenty to thirty thousand radiocarbon year range, well below the 55, year acceptable detection limit.
Accuracy of Fossils and Dating Methods
This was news to him, and contradicted prior statements and documents from the university. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Ernest G. There is a lot of discussion about this issue on this internet, so I think this question may be worth addressing seriously. Charred bone is the description given by lab personnel for blackened bone surfaces.