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Assembly of Greek Marble Inscriptions by Isotopic Methods

Science  10 Mar 1978:
Vol. 199, Issue 4333, pp. 1070-1072
DOI: 10.1126/science.199.4333.1070

Abstract

Classical Greek inscriptions cut in marble, whose association as original stelai by archeological methods was debatable, were selected for study. Using traditional geological techniques and determinations of the per mil increments in carbon-13 and oxygen-18, it was determined that fragments could be positively assigned to three stelai, but that fragments from three other stelai had been incorrectly associated.

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