Carbon 14 test used dating tool

Carbon has a weight of twelve atomic mass units (AMUs), and is the building block of all organic matter (plants and animals).

At an ar­chaeological dig, a piece of wooden tool is unearthed and the archaeologist finds it to be 5,000 years old.As with any radioactive isotope, carbon-14 decays over time.The half-life of carbon 14 is approximate 5,730 years.C14 has a half life of 5730 years and is only good to date objects to 50,000 years or so.Although I can find any number of references to this seemingly vital finding on the creationist sites, I can find almost no attempt to refute or explain this anomaly on serious science sites. There seem to be some unsubstantiated references to the possibility of neutrons generated by uranium decay resulting in an anomalously high presence of C14.

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