Radiometric dating--the process of determining the age of rocks from the decay of their radioactive elements--has been in widespread use for over half a century.
There are over forty such techniques, each using a different radioactive element or a different way of measuring them.
The radiocarbon dating method is based on the fact that radiocarbon is constantly being created in the atmosphere by the interaction of cosmic rays with atmospheric nitrogen.
The method was developed by Willard Libby in the late 1940s and soon became a standard tool for archaeologists.Libby received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in 1960.This does not mean that recalibration is bad, indeed it is necessary, but it should make one more soberly assess any reported dates as being tentative.The problem is that most people reporting on these issues fail to report the initial number along with the calibrated date. The Jericho controversy is soundly rooted in C-14 calibration.Other corrections must be made to account for the proportion of throughout the biosphere (reservoir effects).
Additional complications come from the burning of fossil fuels such as coal and oil, and from the above-ground nuclear tests done in the 1950s and 1960s.I read the scientific article on the carbon dating done on the Jericho site written by Bruins and Van Der Plicht.When I did the math from their results section of the YBP, they all turned out to be right around the year 1400 .Gen1Denying Evolution Evolution=Millions Of Years Your Imagination Creation Answers Book 20 Chapters (More than 60 of the most asked questions about Creation, evolution, and the book of Genesis answered!) Gen1Denying Evolution Evolution=Millions Of Years Your Imagination 2 Peter 3:5 "For this they are willingly ignorant of, that by the Word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:" New Light on Radiometric Dating (Creation Moments.com)Most people find the subject of radiometric dating too technical to understand.Many Christians have been led to distrust radiometric dating and are completely unaware of the great number of laboratory measurements that have shown these methods to be consistent.