Radiocarbon dating ancient bones

Radiocarbon dating ancient bones

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Caption: MODEL RELEASED. A scientist samples an archaeological specimen of the Petrous part of the temporal bone of human remains for radiocarbon dating, using an electric rasp. This bone is believed to be the hardest and most long-lasting in the human body and useful for dating purposes. Photographed at the Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, University of Oxford, UK.

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Keywords: archaeology, archeology, bone, carbon, carbon dating, carbon-14, carbon-14 dating, dating, dust, dust removal, electric rasp, historical, history, isotope, organic, oxford, prehistory, radiocarbon, radiocarbon dating, rasp, remains, sample, sampling, skull, specimen

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