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Radiocarbon Dating

  • Mark Van StrydonckEmail author
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Part of the Topics in Current Chemistry Collections book series (TCCC)

Abstract

Although most historians and art historians consider the radiocarbon dating technique not to be very precise by their criteria, the method has gained much importance over the last decades. Radiocarbon dating is increasingly used in the field of textile research and old polychrome statues, but also objects made of ivory, stucco, paper, and parchment are dated with the technique. Especially after the introduction of the AMS technique, a boom of this type of research has been noticed.

Keywords

Radiocarbon dating AMS Textiles Polychrome statues Stucco IQR 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Royal Institute for Cultural HeritageBrusselsBelgium

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