There is no conflict between science and the Bible..one needs is a proper understanding how to merge science and the Bible.
Archaeologists use many different techniques to determine the age of a particular artifact, site, or part of a site.
In a stratigraphical context objects closer to the surface are more recent in time relative to items deeper in the ground.Radiocarbon dating is frequently used to date ancient human settlements or tools. It is a stable atom that will not change its atomic mass under normal circumstances. BASIS OF RADIOCARBON DATING Radiocarbon dating compares the amount of normal carbon with the amount of radioactive carbon in a sample.So by 1980 there was a new, remarkably concordant date for the KBS tuff, and this became the one that was widely accepted. Basis of Radiocarbon Dating Problems with Radiocarbon Dating The Earth's Magnetic Field Table 1 Effect of Increasing Earth's Magnetic Field Removal of Carbon From the Biosphere Water Vapour Canopy Effect on Radiocarbon Dating Figure 1 Apparent Radiocarbon Dates Heartwood and Frozen Time Early Post-Flood Trees Appendix Radiocarbon Date Table HOW ACCURATE IS RADIOCARBON DATING? The normal carbon atom has six protons and six neutrons in its nucleus, giving a total atomic mass of 12.