A cremated bone intercomparison study

Naysmith, P. , Scott, E.M. , Cook, G.T., Heinemeier, J.., van der Plicht, J., Van Strydonck, M., Ramsey, C.B., Grootes, P.M. and Freeman, S.P.H.T. (2007) A cremated bone intercomparison study. Radiocarbon, 49(2), pp. 403-408. (doi: 10.1017/S0033822200042338)

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Abstract

It is now almost 10 yr since radiocarbon dating of cremated bone was first developed using the small carbonate component contained within the hydroxyapatite-based inorganic fraction. Currently, a significant number of 14C laboratories date cremated bone as part of their routine dating service. As a general investigation of cremated bone dating since this initial development, a small, cremated bone intercomparison study took place in 2005, involving 6 laboratories. Six cremated bone samples (including 2 sets of duplicates), with ages spanning approximately 1500–2800 BP, were sent to the laboratories. The results, which showed relatively good agreement amongst the laboratories and between the duplicate samples, are discussed in detail.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Cook, Professor Gordon and Freeman, Professor Stewart and Scott, Professor Marian and Naysmith, Mr Philip
Authors: Naysmith, P., Scott, E.M., Cook, G.T., Heinemeier, J.., van der Plicht, J., Van Strydonck, M., Ramsey, C.B., Grootes, P.M., and Freeman, S.P.H.T.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
College of Science and Engineering > School of Mathematics and Statistics > Statistics
Journal Name:Radiocarbon
Publisher:University of Arizona
ISSN:0033-8222
ISSN (Online):1945-5755

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