a small clutch of grains from an archaeological excavation at Sorori, in Chungbuk province, and were stunned to find that the rice was between 14,000 and 15,000 years old.
They were then sent off to be carbon-dated
by experts at Oxford University.
He said: "They have identical markings to ones found in northern Scotland and can be carbon-dated
to the seventh century.
Some 200 Sitka spruce and cedar stumps found there have been carbon-dated
at between 1,700 and 2,000 years old.
Neanderthal remains from the foothills of the Caucasus Mountains have suggested that Neanderthals had died out before modern humans arrived.
To determine when such conditions occurred along the Ross Sea area of Antarctica, he and his colleagues carbon-dated
Adelie bones, feathers, and eggshells from 21 active and abandoned nesting sites in that region,
In the case of the Turin Shroud the theory that this medievael piece of cloth might be the sheet that Christ was wrapped in after he was taken down from the cross - and when he rose from the dead - seemed to have been conclusively pooh-poohed when the sh roud was carbon-dated
as originating from between 1260-1390 - more than a thousand years after Jesus's death.
Experts are of the opinion that the megaliths, which were recently carbon-dated
to around 3500 B.
For example, they've carbon-dated
samples of sediments that were disturbed by quakes that predate those known from mission records.