– the “hobbit” species – was discovered, have been carbon dated to approximately 46,000 years ago.
Because the upper premolar and lower molar are somewhat younger than any of the known hobbit remains, this new information seems to support the theory that humans were involved in the demise of , widely believed to be in the genus Homo, suggest they would have been around 3.5 feet (1.1 m) tall.
After about 10 half-lives, the amount of radiocarbon left becomes too miniscule to measure and so this technique isn't useful for dating specimens which died more than 60,000 years ago.
Another limitation is that this technique can only be applied to organic material such as bone, flesh, or wood. Carbon Dating - The Premise Carbon dating is a dating technique predicated upon three things: Carbon Dating - The Controversy Carbon dating is controversial for a couple of reasons.
Animals which may have been a food source for early human hunter–gatherers, including giant storks (), and vultures (Trigonoceps), all vanish from the sediment layers in the cave after approximately 46,000 years ago.
During this same time period, freshwater mollusk shells start to show up.
However, there is strong evidence which suggests that radioactive decay may have been greatly accelerated in the unobservable past.