Radiocarbon dating burnt wood
During the late 1950s, several scientists (notably the Dutchman Hessel de Vries) were able to confirm the discrepancy between radiocarbon ages and calendar ages through results gathered from radiocarbon dating tree rings dated through dendrochronology.Today, tree rings are still used to calibrate radiocarbon determinations.I think that I shall never see, a sample of a plain old tree, a tree that's not been carved or painted, calcified, burned or otherwise tainted, But bones and shells and peat I get; preparing them all day I sweat.
Carbon-14 dating began to play a role in the debate about the date during the 1990s, after excavation reports from the Kenyon expedition had finally been published.
It is interesting to note that in the past, carbon dating was calibrated using data from tree rings but now the process is reversed.
It would be possible to find the age of a tree using radiocarbon dating.
Thus, the C-14 dates so far published from Jericho are all irrelevant in terms of establishing a destruction date.
The reliable data from both the ceramic chronology (pottery types) from the destruction layer, and the Egyptian scarabs and seal from tombs, indicate that Jericho was occupied in the 15th century BC, and came to an end in a destruction by fire sometime around 1400 BC.