Have you ever wondered how old dinosaur bones are? Come hear two scientist speak at the Akron Fossils & Science Center who have carbon dated dinosuar bones and found significant amounts of undecayed carbon-14 remaining!
Can these bones really be millions of years old?
Direct C-14 (carbon dating) of bone collagen and/or other bone fractions of seven dinosaurs from Texas to Alaska has yielded ages ranging from 22,990 ±130 years to 39,230 ± 140 years. The speakers will urge any attending scientists to use C-14 testing on bone collagen samples in other dinosaur and marine reptiles to see if this discovery is a worldwide phenomenon.
Suggested donation of $3 per person or $12 per family. Recommended ages 12-adult. The museum is not open during the day on Monday but will be open at 6:00 pm for the lecture. The exhibits, however, are available to be viewed on your own.
RSVP’s are not mandatory but are appreciated.