Hopefully, as radiocarbon dating continues to develop, it will eventually be more useful in solving the problems of Iron Age chronology.
But at present the use of this method for elucidating the problems of this period, in which the differences between the theories are so small, investment of this huge effort (hundreds of samples must be tested) does not contribute to our understanding of the chronological problems any more than the traditional cultural-historical methods, based on pottery chronology, etc.
Ultimately, radiocarbon dating accuracy for calculating Iron Age dates, and consequentially Bible chronology has varied from researcher to researcher.
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But it is much more useful regarding broader archaeological periods.
The differences in the various dates for the transition from Iron I to Iron IIa are too small to be helped much by radiocarbon dating.
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Based on the material finds it is possible to compare sites and regions and create a cultural-chronological horizon.