Saturday, November 24, 2018

Hurtado on the limits of C-14 dating

LARRY HURTADO: More on Carbon-14 Dating of Manuscripts. This post focuses on C-14 "plateaus," something I don't recall encountering before.

Carbon-14 dating is a useful tool, to be used alongside other tools such as paleography and archaeological stratigraphy. But like all tools, it has its limitations. It is not a magic bullet.

Some past PaleoJudaica posts on C-14 dating are collected here.

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