By Doug Crowell and Kel Hancock
Radiocarbon (C-14) dating is one of the most reliable of all the radiometric dating methods. It has been utilized to scientifically test organic Oak Island artifacts many times since 1967. The test uses carbon-14, a radioactive isotope of the element that decays away at a steady rate. Organisms intake a certain amount of carbon-14 from the atmosphere while they are alive. By measuring the ratio of the radio isotope to non-radioactive carbon, the amount of carbon-14 decay can be determined, giving a fairly accurate age for the specimen.
Oak Island Compendium and Blockhouse Investigations is pleased to announce that Oak Island Researcher and author Les MacPhie has asked the Compendium to maintain his compilation of Oak Island Carbon Dating Reports for study by the public. We are honored to be able to do so. The index for those reports and an overview of the date results are displayed below. The collection of reports themselves are provided for download as a PDF file via a link at the bottom of this article. We invite you to dig in to the reports and see which carbon dates support your favorite theory, and which do not!
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