Cudi Concern About C-14 Dating
Could there have been any possible contamination of wood or process?
Early C-14 dating (1971) only a few years after first C-14 dating process discovered
C-14 dating process was not “refined” at the time
Third Radiocarbon Revolution: AMS started 1980, which raises questions…
Samples were destroyed in the original process so there is no material left to test
Pea-sized wood pieces were carbon-dated 18 years after they were found
Sample found under 0.8 to 1.0 m of clay and sand, which ground water and melting snow
could saturate (snow-covered at the time) and could also cause C-14 issues
Sample was of pea-sized wood particles with tar or asphalt on them
Dating occurred after “thorough dissolution of the asphalt with carbon tetrachloride”
How was the sample protected in transport from southeast Turkey?
Bender rafted down the Tigris 140 km to get to Mt. Cudi itself in 1953
While the sample was transported from Turkey to Germany?
While the sample was stored in Germany for nearly two decades?
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