On occasion collagen suitable for dating may still be available. An Interdisciplinary Perspective. Time-width data is necessary because they affect calibration of radiocarbon results and, consequently, the way radiocarbon age is converted to calendar years. Stafford, T. Some of the first radiocarbon dates produced showed that the Scottish tombs were thousands of years older than those in Greece. Carbonates are only one of many potential sources of exogenous carbon, and other sources are not as easily removed by treatment with acetic acid.
These new techniques can have a dramatic effect on chronologies.
Radiocarbon Dating Bones
Wacker, L. How complex is the evolution of small mammal communities during the Late Glacial in southwest France? Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology See "What Is Carbon Dating? Atmospheric CO 2. USGS ].