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Refining background corrections for radiocarbon dating of bone collagen at ORAU

Wood, Rachel; Bronk Ramsey, C.; Higham, Thomas F. G.

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During the laboratory pretreatment of samples for radiocarbon dating, small amounts of carbon may be added to a sample. Contamination can be incorporated at any stage: during chemical pretreatment, combustion to CO2, graphitization, or accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) measurement. Such carbon contamination is often modern in age, and so can have an especially severe effect on samples older than ~25 ka BP. During the extraction of collagen from bone using the ultrafiltration protocol at the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/72159
Source: Radiocarbon

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