Expect more dating controversies in archaeology, some of which impinge on events that people care about:
For the first time in seven years, the technique is due to be recalibrated using a slew of new data from around the world. The result could have implications for the estimated ages of many finds — such as Siberia’s oldest modern human fossils, which according to the latest calibrations are 1,000 years younger than previously thought.
The work combines thousands of data points from tree rings, lake and ocean sediments, corals and stalagmites, among other features, and extends the time frame for radiocarbon dating back to 55,000 years ago — 5,000 years further than the last calibration update in 2013.Nicola Jones, “Carbon dating, the archaeological workhorse, is getting a major reboot” at Nature
We are talking about time periods that begin to verge on history, not paleontology. The article gives the Minoan earthquake (roughly 1600 BC) as an example.