All agreed that the argument of The Iceman Inheritance was well worth an airing and objective assessment. newspapers also excerpted it, or else wrote long and generally very favourable reviews.The book was immediately excerpted by three major Canadian daily newspapers: the Globe and Mail (Toronto, 2 pages), The Calgary Herald (1 page) and the Ottawa Journal (1 page). The book was seen as a new and valuable insight into the pattern of human history.Carbon-14 is radioactive, with a half-life of about 5,700 years.For more information on cosmic rays and half-life, as well as the process of radioactive decay, see How Nuclear Radiation Works.There were some experts who disagreed with the theory, of course, but two observations were hard to shrug off.
I had never considered this myself because it had been a long time since I had taken my own Jewish origins into any account.
He's a messenger from the past, bearing secrets of how humans lived nearly a thousand years before the pyramids. September, 1991: Two hikers climbing in the Italian Alps wander off the trail..stumble across a gruesome sight: the head and shoulders of a man, emerging from the ice. Its skin and flesh appear to have been freeze-dried. The mountain air and ice had transformed this corpse into a mummy.
At first, the pathologist responding to the scene assumes it's simply the remains of an unfortunate hiker, one of many lost to the Alps over the years. As the recovery continues, some unusual items begin popping up: bits of leather and hand-made rope and a knife with a flint blade. Initial analysis of his gear suggests he was thousands of years old. The press dubs him the "Iceman," or "ítzi," after the ítztal Mountains where he died.
The ratio of normal carbon (carbon-12) to carbon-14 in the air and in all living things at any given time is nearly constant.
Maybe one in a trillion carbon atoms are carbon-14.