View from the Hulu Caves in China. Scientists found a pair of stalagmites that push the limits of radiocarbon dating. The stalagmites were found to be 54,000 years old and offered an unbroken atmospheric record.
Ancient December 14, 2018
Archaeologists discovered that radiocarbon dating produces a 20-year offset in calendar dates of organic material. Small as this may be, this minuscule variation may totally alter the timeline of history.
June 6, 2018
Based on new carbon aging tests on ancient bones from the Bluefish Caves in Yukon, humans may have been living in North America 10,000 years earlier than previously believed.
Ancient January 17, 2017
Scientists have unearthed the fossilized remains of a pre-historic rhinoceros dubbed the 'Siberian unicorn.' The creature had the same characteristic large horn on its forehead but had a body that was longer and heavier.
Earth/Environment March 30, 2016
Unicorns may have actually lived and roamed Earth the same time humans did. A fossilized skull led paleontologists to rewrite the timeline of the Siberian unicorn, which may possibly have found its last refuge only 29,000 years ago.
Animals March 29, 2016
Archeologists in Ireland dated a fossil of a patella bone from a bear. They found that humans occupied the island about 12,500 years ago, which is 2,500 years earlier than previously thought.
Earth/Environment March 22, 2016
The massive Oso landslide in 2014 likely happens every 500 years, not thousands of years past as previously believed. With knowledge of previous slides' chronology aiding in regional risk analysis, it's not so much of an anomaly, researchers said.
Animals December 28, 2015
A new study found that radiocarbon dating may be inaccurate due to fossil fuel emissions. The manner in which these emissions affect the efficiency of the ever-reliable technique is something experts are monitoring for the future.
Earth/Environment July 24, 2015
Fossil fuel emissions could be altering levels of carbon-14, affecting archaeology and paleontology. How serious could the problem become?
July 21, 2015