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14C-dating of cremated bones: the issue of sample contamination

Mark Van Strydonck, Mathieu Boudin UGent and Guy De Mulder UGent (2009) RADIOCARBON. 51(2). p.553-568
abstract
Recent comparative studies have proven the validity of radiocarbon dates of cremated bones. The issue of sample contamination has, however, been overlooked in most Studies. Analyses of cremated bone samples has shown that in some cases, cremated bones are contaminated. This contamination is more distinct near the surface of the bones and depends on the compactness of the cremated bone as well its on the site conditions. delta C-13 is not a good estimator to discriminate between contaminated and uncontaminated hones. An acetic acid pretreatment is the most appropriate method to clean samples. but it is better to remove the surface and to avoid cremated bones that are not entirely white (cremation temp. <725 degrees C).
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C-14 dating of cremated bones : the issue of sample contamination
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publication status
published
subject
keyword
RADIOCARBON, CARBONATE, CHEMISTRY, ELECTRON-MICROSCOPE OBSERVATIONS, APATITE, PHOSPHATE
journal title
RADIOCARBON
Radiocarbon
volume
51
issue
2
pages
553 - 568
conference name
5th International symposium on Radiocarbon and Archaeology
conference location
Zürich, Switzerland
conference start
2008-03-26
conference end
2008-03-28
Web of Science type
Proceedings Paper
Web of Science id
000270530800016
JCR category
GEOCHEMISTRY & GEOPHYSICS
JCR impact factor
1.257 (2009)
JCR rank
39/74 (2009)
JCR quartile
3 (2009)
ISSN
0033-8222
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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925432
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-925432
date created
2010-04-14 11:59:31
date last changed
2012-04-19 10:04:08
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  abstract     = {Recent comparative studies have proven the validity of radiocarbon dates of cremated bones. The issue of sample contamination has, however, been overlooked in most Studies. Analyses of cremated bone samples has shown that in some cases, cremated bones are contaminated. This contamination is more distinct near the surface of the bones and depends on the compactness of the cremated bone as well its on the site conditions. delta C-13 is not a good estimator to discriminate between contaminated and uncontaminated hones. An acetic acid pretreatment is the most appropriate method to clean samples. but it is better to remove the surface and to avoid cremated bones that are not entirely white (cremation temp. {\textlangle}725 degrees C).},
  author       = {Van Strydonck, Mark and Boudin, Mathieu and De Mulder, Guy},
  issn         = {0033-8222},
  journal      = {RADIOCARBON},
  keyword      = {RADIOCARBON,CARBONATE,CHEMISTRY,ELECTRON-MICROSCOPE OBSERVATIONS,APATITE,PHOSPHATE},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Z{\"u}rich, Switzerland},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {553--568},
  title        = {14C-dating of cremated bones: the issue of sample contamination},
  volume       = {51},
  year         = {2009},
}

Chicago
Van Strydonck, Mark, Mathieu Boudin, and Guy De Mulder. 2009. “14C-dating of Cremated Bones: The Issue of Sample Contamination.” Radiocarbon 51 (2): 553–568.
APA
Van Strydonck, Mark, Boudin, M., & De Mulder, G. (2009). 14C-dating of cremated bones: the issue of sample contamination. RADIOCARBON, 51(2), 553–568. Presented at the 5th International symposium on Radiocarbon and Archaeology.
Vancouver
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Van Strydonck M, Boudin M, De Mulder G. 14C-dating of cremated bones: the issue of sample contamination. RADIOCARBON. 2009;51(2):553–68.
MLA
Van Strydonck, Mark, Mathieu Boudin, and Guy De Mulder. “14C-dating of Cremated Bones: The Issue of Sample Contamination.” RADIOCARBON 51.2 (2009): 553–568. Print.