Question: What are the limits of carbon dating?

Since there are practical limits to the age range of the method, most samples must be younger than 50,000 years and older than 100 years.

Is there a limit to C 14 dating?

Theoretically we can report dates as young as a single year, but the margin for error may be greater than the date reported. On the other hand, if the sample is too old, not enough C-14 may remain for an accurate measurement. This means that the upper limit of C-14 dating is currently around 50,000 years ago.

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