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The latest curves were ratified at the 21st International Radiocarbon Conference in July of 2012.
Within the last few years, a new potential source for further refining radiocarbon curves is Lake Suigetsu in Japan.
We should see some interesting results in the very near future.
Although we don't have any 50,000-year-old trees, we do have overlapping tree ring sets back to 12,594 years.All living things exchange the gas Carbon 14 (C14) with the atmosphere around them—animals and plants exchange Carbon 14 with the atmosphere, fish and corals exchange carbon with dissolved C14 in the water.Throughout the life of an animal or plant, the amount of C14 is perfectly balanced with that of its surroundings. The C14 in a dead organism slowly decays at a known rate: its "half life".Radiocarbon dating is one of the best known archaeological dating techniques available to scientists, and the many people in the general public have at least heard of it.But there are many misconceptions about how radiocarbon works and how reliable a technique it is.