They were unable to date the object directly since it is made from oolitic limestone.
However, they were able to date many personal objects found with the object in the same archaeological layer of the Willendorf deposit.
Example: wood found in a grave of known age by historically reliable documents is the standard for that time for the C14 content.
This standard content of C14 can then be used for wood not associated with a historically documented date.
After all, this what the archeologist guessed in their published books.
He understood that archaeological artifacts were readily available.
by Helen Fryman Question: What about radiocarbon dating? Response: I asked several people who know about this field. (1.) C14 dating is very accurate for wood used up to about 4,000 years ago.
This is only because it is well calibrated with objects of known age.
New-earth creationists obviously cannot accept the accuracy of the C-14 dating method.
For example: Scientists have dated a female figurine commonly called the Venus of Willendorf or the Woman of Willendorf to 24,000 to 22,000 BCE.