I've been doing some reading about radiometric dating and I've come across an interesting find. If anybody has any additional information on this, that would be great.
First my question: In regards to Carbon-14, is leaching of radiometric material a concern and does/will it have an effect on the results of object?
One animal dies near a stream. Half of it is safe on dry ground with little to no moisture, the second half falls into the stream. Time goes by.
We find the animal remains and test them both, what are the results?
I imagine that time is a factor, so if you want to elaborate on your answer by giving me the different effects during different time periods, that is perfectly acceptable.