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C14 and DNA

21 June 2018

 a nice interesting article at https://popular-archaeology.com/article/new-technique-provides-accurate-… … a new technique provides an accurate dating method as far as ancient bones are concerned. As migration has recently become a topical issue (with genetic studies), especially in the peopling of Europe, something other than C14 is required to date human bones in a reliable fashion. They think the answer has been found. C14 is usually the weapon of choice – but is not always able to date bones accurately. Plateau events also pose a problem. Hence, researchers have responded by developing a new methodology to supplement C14. It involves the DNA within bones and is said to be able to differentiate the time periods equally as well as C14 (and when the latter is unable to produce a date it can come up with one).

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