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2009-05-21 14:47:48

British scientists say they have developed a new technique called rehydroxylation for dating archaeological objects by using fire and water. Researchers at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh said their simple method promises to become a significant technique for dating ceramic materials, just as radiocarbon dating has become for organic materials such as bone or wood. The scientists said the new technique can be used on fired clay ceramics, such as bricks, tile and pottery. Working...


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pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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