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‘Time Machine’ Improves Accuracy of Radiocarbon Dating
February 21, 2010, 9:35 am
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Scientists in Ireland develop new calibration which will make radiocarbon dating more accurate.

The new calibration curve, which extends back 50,000 years, is a major landmark in radiocarbon dating — the method used by archaeologists and geoscientists to establish the age of carbon-based materials.

It could help research issues including the effect of climate change on human adaption and migrations.

The curve called INTCAL09, has just been published in the journalĀ Radiocarbon. It not only extends radiocarbon calibration but also considerably improves earlier parts of the curve.

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