Do science books say anything about carbon14 dating or not
Carbon-14 is found in the atmosphere within carbon dioxide gas.
Plants produce their tissues by taking up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and so accumulate carbon-14 during life.
This tome makes the "Da Vinci Code" look downright lackluster: Rows of text scrawled on visibly aged parchment, flowing around intricately drawn illustrations depicting plants, astronomical charts and human figures bathing in – perhaps – the fountain of youth.
The humming sound of machinery fills the room and provides a backdrop drone for the rhythmic hissing of vacuum pumps.What is true of plants and animals is also true of products made from them.Because the parchment pages of the Voynich Manuscript were made from animal skin, they can be radiocarbon-dated.His team was able to nail down the time when the Voynich manuscript was made.Currently owned by the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library of Yale University, the manuscript was discovered in the Villa Mondragone near Rome in 1912 by antique book dealer Wilfrid Voynich while sifting through a chest of books offered for sale by the Society of Jesus.