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Because hard tissues can be radiocarbon dated, they are key to establishing the archaeological chronologies, palaeoenvironmental reconstructions and historical-biogeographical processes of the last 50,000 years.
The advent of accelerator mass spectrometers (AMS) has revolutionized the field of archaeology but routine AMS dating still requires 60–200 mg of bone, which far exceeds that of small vertebrates or remains which hold a patrimonial value (e.g. Here, we present the first radiocarbon dates obtained from minute amounts of bone (3–60 mg) using a MIni CArbon DAting System (MICADAS).
An optimized protocol allowed us to extract enough material to produce between 0.2 and 1.0 mg of carbon for graphite targets.
Our approach was tested on known-age samples dating back to 40,000 BP, and served as proof of concept.
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But while the difficulties of single life may be intractable, the challenge of determining the age of prehistoric artifacts and fossils is greatly aided by measuring certain radioactive isotopes.
The sample is then washed in distilled water and crushed, or milled, to increase the surface area for subsequent pretreatment.
Solvent extraction may be necessary to remove conservatives or glues.
These are pretreated using a dilute acid/dilute alkali/dilute acid treatment (commonly termed ABA).
The chemical concentrations, temperature and length of pretreatment vary depending on the sample.
Please note: it may be necessary for the charcoal and wood to be identified to short lived species to avoid problems of inbuilt age. For old wood samples (20,000 BP), we recommend the cellulose fraction be extracted.