Carbon dating world history
Of course, when lining up the archaeology found in Israel and Egypt with the biblical timeline, even a 50 to 100-year range can make the difference between nothing seemingly fitting the Bible, and finding a good fit.
The Carbon atom is the building block of all known physical life.
Carbon 14 then combines with oxygen to form a particular kind of CO2 gas.
Plants take this in during photosynthesis and it enters animals when they eat plants.
The bottom line is that the history of Egypt and Israel may need to be rewritten.
Specifically on the age of coins, inscriptions etc.
Although carbon 14 is constantly decaying, it also constantly being produced.
This happens in the upper atmosphere from cosmic rays striking nitrogen atoms and splitting them to produce C-14.
These two forms of carbon are stable, meaning they don’t break down over time.
A tiny fraction of the carbon in nature is carbon 14, which is unstable and mildly radioactive, meaning it emits particles over time, breaking down or decaying into something different – a stable form of Nitrogen.