Carbon dating of objects
For this reason, it’s preferable to date objects using multiple methods, rather than relying on one single test.
Question: "Is carbon dating a reliable method for determining the age of things?
In conventional dating methods, scientists remove a small sample from an object, such as a cloth or bone fragment.
Then they treat the sample with a strong acid and a strong base and finally burn the sample in a small glass chamber to produce carbon dioxide gas to analyze its C-14 content.
In theory, it could even be used to date the Shroud of Turin." Rowe explained that the new method is a form of radiocarbon dating, the archaeologist's standard tool to estimate the age of an object by measuring its content of naturally-occurring radioactive carbon.
A professor emeritus at Texas A&M University College Station, Rowe teaches at a branch of the university in Qatar.