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More recently is the radiocarbon date of 1950 AD or before present, BP.

There are two techniques for dating in archaeological sites: relative and absolute dating.

Carbon-14 can yield dates of only “thousands of years” before it all breaks down.

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Archaeological specimens range in age from a few hundred to approximately six thousand years old.

Collagen was extracted, its quality assessed using %C, %N and C: N, and δN values from the two laboratories.

One rare form has atoms that are 14 times as heavy as hydrogen atoms: carbon-14, or C ratio gets smaller.

So, we have a “clock” which starts ticking the moment something dies.

We compare two methods of isolating bone collagen for stable carbon and nitrogen isotope analysis.

The older method (as practised at the University of Cape Town) demineralizes bone ‘chunks’, while the newer method (as practised at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig) involves demineralization, gelatinization and ultra-filtration to select only higher molecular weight protein fragments for isotopic analysis.

CARBON-14 IS ABSORBED (Figure 1b): Plants absorb this carbon-14 during photosynthesis.

When it comes to dating archaeological samples, several timescale problems arise.

The latter method was developed for problematic (i.e.

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