Mr Miller sent the sample to the University of Georgia, Center for Applied Isotope Studies, for this purpose.
The sample was divided at the lab into two fractions with the “bulk” or collagen break down products yielding an age of 33,570 ± 120 years and the carbonate fraction of bone bioapatite yielding an age of 41,010 ± 220 years [UGAMS-11752 & 11752a].
On yet another personal webpage devoted to Young Earth Creationism (YEC) we find again the same confusion, ignorance and misrepresentation of valid scientific methodology that has seemingly become the hallmark of creationists on the web.
Scott's article is off to bad start with its curious title, "Does Carbon Dating Prove the Earth is Billions of Years Old?
Clearly, Pennsylvanian coal would be listed as a geologic sample, but this sample of "coal" is listed as an archaeological sample. In the original reference the sample is described as "scattered coals in a loamy rock in deposits of a 26-m [river] terrace".
A Triceratops brow horn discovered in Dawson County, Montana, has been controversially dated to around 33,500 years, challenging the view that dinosaurs died out around 65 million years ago.
The finding radically suggests that early humans may have once walked the earth with the fearsome reptiles thousands of years ago.
Add to that the rather unscientific term "prove" and the question of the title can be seen, rightly, as something of a To give Scott some credit, though, his first task in the article is to dispel the "common myth" that carbon-14 dating has any bearing on measurements of the age of the Earth.
In fact, he spends the first four paragraphs giving a basic, but roughly correct, description of what C-14 is and what C-14 dating is based upon.