Comparative Decalcification Methods, Radiocarbon Dates, and Stable Isotopes of the VIRI Bones

TitleComparative Decalcification Methods, Radiocarbon Dates, and Stable Isotopes of the VIRI Bones
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsTuross, N
JournalRadiocarbon
Volume54
Issue3-4
Pagination837 - 844
Date PublishedJan-01-2012
ISSN0033-8222
Abstract

The Fifth International Radiocarbon Comparison (VIRI) provided a suite of 5 bone samples with consensus
ages ranging from 969 to 39,305 14C yr BP (Scott et al. 2010). These bones were used herein in a comparison of decalcification
methods using either HCl or EDTA to produce collagen, and the results demonstrate age concordance between both preparation
methods and the VIRI consensus values. Additional isotopic analyses of the collagen (13C, 15N, and 18O) illustrate
the increasing sensitivity of carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen isotopes in assessing gelatin degradation.

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DOI10.1017/S0033822200047482