He was at Bangor University in Wales, working with James Scourse and Chris Richardson, professors in the School of Ocean Sciences.
Before Wanamaker were thousands of clams, each specimen of Arctica islandica taken from 80 meters of seawater on the North Icelandic Shelf.
In addition to radiocarbon dating, we are also experimenting with luminescence dating.
This method measures the last time sediments within the clam garden terrace, or on the old beach below the garden, were exposed to sunlight.
The results can be as much as 150 million years different from each other! They then pick the date they like best, based upon their preconceived notion of how old their theory says the fossil should be .
So they start with the assumption that dinosaurs lived millions of years ago, then manipulate the results until they agree with their conclusion. So why is it that if the date doesn't fit the theory, they change the facts?
They ignore evidence that does not fit their preconceived notion.
Those clams - dead and alive, some able to live up to 500 years in the icy water - were the research group's sensors under the sea.
Just like tree rings say a lot about growing seasons over time, annual growth increments in the shells can tell researchers a lot about ocean conditions over time.
What would happen if a dinosaur bone were carbon dated?
- At Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Scientists dated dinosaur bones using the Carbon dating method.