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Despite this she continually uses the c14 dates to create 'absolute' chronologies.
She says this is ok so long as you take into account the correction factors from dendrochronology.
In fact, 14C is forming FASTER than the observed decay rate.
This is only because it is well calibrated with objects of known age.So they tested some of the ring sequences by C14 to put the sequences in the 'right' order.Once they did that they developed the overall sequence.The C-12 is a very stable element and will not change form after being absorbed; however, C-14 is highly unstable and in fact will immediately begin changing after absorption.Specifically, each nucleus will lose an electron, a process which is referred to as decay.