The technique can be used to date objects between 100 and one million years old and is accurate to within 35% of the object's age, the researchers said.Although the researchers admitted the error margin was large compared with other dating techniques, they said in some circumstances the margin could be brought down to 20%.Quartz is extremely common at archaeological sites and is used in tools and well as statues, bowls and ceramics.
Of all stable amino acids, aspartic acid has one of the fastest racemization rates and is therefore the amino acid most commonly used for age estimation....[T]eeth are the tissue of choice for age estimation analysis.Global levels of carbon-14 (14C) have been carefully recorded over time.In one 2010 study, forty-four teeth from 41 individuals (one per individual) were analyzed using aspartic acid racemization analysis of tooth crown dentin or radiocarbon analysis of enamel.There are many sports restricted to players of a certain age (e.g.16 and under, 18 and under, etc.) What if a person is older and fakes his birth certificate to say that he is younger? Can we determine such a person's age by radiocarbon dating methods or other means? That doesn't mean we can't make a decent guess by other methods.