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Bones contaminated with polyvinyl acetate (PVA) require specialized pretreatment, such as solvent extractions, before radiocarbon dating
. The success of the dating also varies if the bone has been soaked in PVA or if the PVA ... Read More
The Global Science and Technology Forum (GSTF) invites geologists and other researchers focused on the earth sciences to participate in the 2nd Annual International Conference on Geological and Earth Sciences (GEOS 2013) to be held on ... Read More
It is possible to date fired clay bricks, but it depends on how the bricks were manufactured and what types of contamination may have been absorbed into the bricks since they were put in place.
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Just like sediment
, it is better to date the macrofossils found in sand. In the absence of macrofossils, sand can be dated if there is an organic material on the surface of the sand. ... Read More
What if there are several materials found in sediment (e.g. wood, charcoal, seeds) but each one does not meet the lab's minimum sample size requirement, can a mixture of materials be dated?
The first thing to do ... Read More