Scientific Paper on Radiocarbon in Dinosaur Fossils

The most recent issue of a scientific journal (Creation Research Society Quarterly) including the article “Radiocarbon in Dinosaur and Other Fossils.” The following are excerpts from that scientific paper.


The consistent failure of carbon dating facilities to find carbon-dead samples . . . highlights the regularity with which they have detected measurable amounts of radiocarbon in samples from Phanerozoic settings. . . .

Comparing Laboratories

We considered the possibility that error could arise from a given carbon-dating facility, for example by operator error on a given day.

Our 16 results from a carbon isotope facility that specializes in bone tissue combine with similar detections of radiocarbon in Phanerozoic fossils from GeoChron Laboratories in Massachusetts, the IsoTrace Radiocarbon Laboratory at the University of Toronto in Ontario, the Australia Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), and the Jena AMS system at the Max-Planck Institut Fur Biogeochemie.

The most parsimonious explanation for five different laboratories detecting radiocarbon in ancient fossils seems to be that these fossils contain endogenous 14C.


On the basis of repeated observations of original tissues found in dinosaur and other bones, and on the basis of prior researcher’s difficulties in finding a reliable source of carbon-dead earth material to calibrate highly sensitive AMS systems, we tested 16 fossil samples for the presence of 14C. Our fossils came from seven dinosaurs . . .

We sought to falsify the hypothesis that this radiocarbon originated from our fossil material first by comparing our amounts of measured radiocarbon to those already published, finding general concordance between our data and already published data. Second, all samples regardless of geographic and even stratigraphic provenance, showed detectable 14C within a total age range spanning orders of magnitude smaller than the conventional age range for these fossils.


cover of Creation Research Society Quarterly

Creation Research Society Quarterly, Volume 51, Number 4 (Spring)


A Translation into Simple English (for non-scientists)

A number of laboratories came up with the same results for dinosaur fossils: Those bones were not nearly as old as many scientists have long assumed. They are tens of thousands of years old, not millions of years old. In other words, dinosaurs have lived in human times.



Dating Dinosaurs With Carbon-14

The [radiocarbon] technique of dating fossils is an established way to determine the ages of archaeological specimens, sometimes accurate from 500 to 50,000 years old . . . It has often been used by scientists . . .

Radiometric Dating Censored (Recent Dinosaurs)

It was two chairmen of the Western Pacific Geophysics Meeting in Singapore, a five-day conference held in August of 2012. They apparently gave no objection, during the conference, to any of the materials presented by the Paleochronology group.

Dinosaur Bones – Radiocarbon Dating

Dinosaur bones . . . are younger than anyone ever guessed.  Carbon-14 (C-14) dating of multiple samples of bone from eight dinosaurs found in Texas, Alaska, Colorado, and Montana revealed that they are only 22,000 to 39,000 years old.

Scientific Dating of Young Dinosaurs

A number of pieces of dinosaur bones found in North American have been dated in recent years. So how many millions of years old are those fossils? Well, they’re not actually that old, apparently, dated at tens of thousands of years old, according to carbon-14 testing.

Carbon-14 in Dinosaur Fossil Bones

. . . the carbon dating results from five respected laboratories around the world of bones from ten dinosaurs . . . 14c lasts only thousands of years, not millions. Yet each of these dinosaurs had plenty of radiocarbon . . .