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So a 40,000 year C-14 date and a 60,000 year thermoluminescence date could easily come from the same strata, right next to each other, and possibly reflect a date of anything between 30,000 and 70,000 calendar years depending on the standard deviations of your dates.
Some thermoluminescence dates that are in the order of 50,000 years /- 25,000 years, which with a two standard deviation limit puts it anywhere between yesterday and 100,000 years ago.
However, although 5730 years is the correct half-life, it is not the one used for most C-14 dating, simply because the original half-life used to determine dates back in the 1950s was wrong, and to be consistent we still tend to use the wrong value (a bit like the direction of current flow in electronics, which is the opposite of that which the electrons take, but was the original and incorrect assumption).
The practical range for dating is in the order of a few hundred to about 40,000 years BP.
About half of the half of the original amount (1/2 * 1/2 = 1/4) of U-235 has decayed into other materials - meaning that only half of its half life has passed - therefore: ~300 mya.
If a fossil is completely replaced (permineralized), then it would be useless in a similar test - because it no longer is organic.Tree ring data (dendrochronology) can be used to even out this inconsistency, however the oldest trees used for calibration are in the order to about 6,000 years old, so any further back than that and you can't correct your dates (although there are reportedly some preserved huon pines in Tasmania that could take this right back to 30,000 years or so, if anyone wants to spend half their life time counting tree rings).Even if dates are corrected with tree ring data they are still not considered calendar years, but rather radiocarbon years.Any further back than that and your standard deviations go way up.Also, C-14 years do not correlate with actual calendar years, since the amount of C-14 isotopes in the atmosphere has fluctuated in the past, and the dating method assumes it was constant.