Who discovered carbon 14 dating


The site is known by its modern name, Khirbet Qeiyafa, in Israel’s Elah Valley.After nearly seven years of excavations, the public can now explore the archaeological findings of Qeiyafa through “In the Valley of David and Goliath,” a new Bible Lands Museum exhibition that opened earlier this week in Jerusalem.The gates were corroborated by additional evidence of Jewish activity at Qeiyafa, including thousands of sheep, goat, cow and fish bones, and the absence of non-kosher pig bones, Kaplan said.Evidence of cultic activity throughout the city was also unearthed, as well as two inscriptions written in the Canaanite script.



Michal Hazel of Southern Adventist University of Tennessee, led the excavations.Garfinkel suggests this is the earliest writing documentation of the Hebrew language discovered to date.Among the pottery on the site, less than 2 percent was typical Philistine pottery.“In this, the biblical tradition has historic memory,” Garfinkel said.

“If we ask, ‘Where is archaeology starting to support biblical tradition, Khirbet Qeiyafa is the beginning.” There’s only one other archaeological reference to King David found in Israel, the Aramaic inscription from the mid-9th century BCE found at Tel Dan.

Small amounts of carbon-14 are not easily detected by typical Geiger–Müller (G-M) detectors; it is estimated that G-M detectors will not normally detect contamination of less than about 100,000 disintegrations per minute (0.05 µCi).