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One of the most highly unlikely assumptions upon which all radiometric dating methods depend, is the “closed-system” assumption.
This length of time is called the "half-life.' If scientists find that a bone has a C-14 to N-14 ratio of 1 to1, they would conclude that the organism died approximately 5,730 years ago.
Above: Here is a small portion of the extensive cliffs at First Peoples Buffalo Jump near Great Falls (formerly called Ulm Pishkun).
The cliff area is about 1500 meters long (almost 1 mile).
At another kill site in south-central Montana one layer of bones contains arrowheads crafted by Shoshone Indians, revealing that this has not always been Crow territory. Because of its relatively short half-life, the radiocarbon technique is useful only for dating things that lived within the past 50,000 years. A small amount (.0000000001%) of all carbon atoms are a radioactive isotope known as Carbon-14.
Although carbon dating cannot be used to establish the age of points, it can be used to date organic materials found in the same layer as the points. As years go by, these C-14 atoms gradually undergo radioactive decay, changing into Nitrogen-14 atoms.