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Radiocarbon Dating of Bone and Shell from Their Organic Components

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Science  22 May 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3621, pp. 995-1001
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3621.995

Abstract

A method of dating bone and shell by radiocarbon content has been developed. The mineral is removed by mild acid treatment and the residual carbon is dated in the usual manner.