Dating of non carbonaceous materials
Studies found that the formation of moon 4.4 billion years ago caused to bring water on Earth.
The moon was formed when Earth was hit by a body with the same size as Mars, also called Theia.
However if the knife has a handle made of natural organic material (e.g, wood, bone, antler, ivory) this handle can be carbon-14 dated to obtain an estimate of the age…
Ancient geological materials are likely to be contaminated through geological times.
Even though studies have showed that the carbonaceous meteorites are responsible for water on Earth though it still a mystery on how and when it happened."We have used molybdenum isotopes to answer this question.
Typically, the object must be less than 50,000 or so years old.
Otherwise the carbon 14 has decayed to such a low level that the detection becomes difficult.
Aside from this, it is also identified to have large amount of water and its axis being stabilized by the moon.
Researchers from the University of Münster (Germany) was able to show for the first time, the role of moon on bringing water on the planet.