Pyramids carbon dating project
There's a lot you can get out of a piece of wood before you burn it to make lime or whatever. The recently found Merer diary from a guy in charge of moving the stones is the strongest evidence so far tying the pyramid to Khufu, but it only describes the moving of casing stones from the Tura quarry 8 miles away.
These stones are the same ones that are described as almost miraculously well-fitted by the fringe, and had been a large part of their argument that Egyptians couldn't have built the GP.
In essence everything is radioactive, humans, potatoes, the pyramids... It's just that carbon-14 is the most widely accepted and accurate isotope for measuring age. These researchers found a correlation between small changes in decay rates and the revolution of the Sun, because it happened in 33 day cycles, which I guess is how fast the sun spins.
There's others to be used but then even carbon dating has been challenged in the past, I've noticed people debate against it on ATS in the past. So they're leaning toward thinking it might be affected by the Sun's emission of neutrinos?
Granite has more of it, but I think the samples were taken from a part of the pyramid that was far enough away from the granite parts that it wouldn't have affected it.
Harte originally posted by: Harte The accepted explanation for the dating variance is the use of "old wood." Decent wood was scarce if not absent in Egypt. Then maybe his samples would all trace back to just one bonfire.For carbon dating within 350 years is a direct hit in tearms of age . Its not like the Egyptians did not leave lots of writings around to show when and how they built it .I never have understood why people have such a hard time excepting the Egyptians built the stuff . with some carved rocks ten times the pyramid size moved then you get my attation a reply to: bloodymarvelous I've never heard of that dairy so kudos for bringing it to light.The Great Pyramid has been carbon dated by dating some of the mortar in the layer below the outer stones. However, the dates ended up being 374 years too early. Then I remembered an article I had read once about granite being radioactive. en...-14_sources And then I happened to stumble on to this weird paper out there in the void of the internet that discussed the radio active properties of limestone from Upper Egypt.A guy named Mike Lehrner crawled over the outside of the pyramid finding stones that had been slightly mis-cut and had parts filled in with mortar, and scraped some usable charcoal and other materials out of it. So I did a search and found something, but it basically said all rocks are mildly radioactive. It is highly technical, but if you skip to the end where they give their conclusions they mention that, although it falls within acceptable levels (not dangerous to human inhabitants of the buildings), the three isotope emission risks are: Thorium 232, Potassium 40, and Radium 226. In most cases, Radium 226 is the result of the decay of Uranium 238, which is found in trace amounts in most rocks.