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In a large natural disaster, such as the Haitian earthquake earlier this year, or in an unsolved homicide case, knowing the birth date of an individual can guide forensic investigators to the correct identity among a large number of possible victims.
Scientists today described development of a new method to determine the age of ancient mummies, old artwork, and other relics without causing damage to these treasures of global cultural heritage.
Researchers at Queen's University have helped produce a new archaeological tool which could answer key questions in human evolution.
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...
AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- An Ohio-based company has successfully grown the first Low Radiocarb(TM) food, in this case soybeans, with significantly lower levels of harmful radioactive carbon-14 than normally found in food.
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen and University of Aarhus can now establish, with relatively high precision, when a person was born by looking into their eyes.
Using the radiocarbon dating method and special proteins in the lens of the eye, researchers at the University of Copenhagen and University of Aarhus can now establish, with relatively high precision, when a person was born.
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.