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Living organisms are constantly incorporating this C-14 into their bodies along with other carbon isotopes.

When the organisms die, they stop incorporating new C-14, and the old C-14 starts to decay back into N-14 by emitting beta particles.

While many of the sites were closed down, archeological evidence suggests that those who remained centralized their labor forces and brought it more advanced technology—changes for which Ben-Yosef and Sapir-Hen suggested that the Egyptian empire may have responsible.

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1200–500 BCE) copper production center in the southern Levant demonstrate major smelting activities in the region of biblical Edom (southern Jordan) during the 10th and 9th centuries BCE.

Radiocarbon is not suitable for this purpose because it is only applicable: a) on a time scale of thousands of years and b) to remains of once-living organisms (with minor exceptions, from which rocks are excluded).

MYTH #2 Radiocarbon dating has established the date of some organic materials (e.g., some peat deposits) to be well in excess of 50,000 years, thus rendering a recent creation (6 to 10 thousand years ago) impossible.

Lidar Sapir-Hen, at Tel Aviv University's Department of Archaeology and Near Eastern Cultures.

"By analyzing archaeological evidence from the copper production sites of the Aravah Valley, we were able to estimate the date of this event in terms of decades rather than centuries."As the archeologists began excavating camel bones in what is now modern day Israel, they realized that they were "almost exclusively [finding bones] in archaeological layers dating from the last third of the 10th century BC or later," centuries after the life of Abraham and decades after the reigns of Saul, David and Solomon.

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