Discussion on Five Sources About C14 Dating.

I will pay for the following article Five Sources About C14 Dating. The work is to be 7 pages with three to five sources, with in-text citations and a reference page. The work addresses the question of the effectivity of carbon dating and the limits of the effectivity of the method versus the kinds and quality of the samples for which the methods are used. The thesis of the research is that in many cases, poorly preserved bones do not lend themselves well to carbon dating processes, owing to the poor state of the preservation of the collagen that is the main material used for carbon dating. There has to be collagen greater than one percent for the bone samples to lend themselves well to being analyzed with carbon dating techniques. The study experimented with various physical characteristics of the bone samples and correlated those with collagen content in order to determine whether there were physical characteristics in chemical analyses that could be used as markers to screen which bone samples will yield good results when subjected to carbon dating. Nitrogen content was found to be one such marker, at 84 percent correlating with a good bone sample and adequate collagen content for carbon dating purposes. This research is relevant to my paper because it helps answer the question of how useful carbon dating is in research and what affects the accuracy of its results. Characterizing the samples for suitability is one way the research helps my research on the topic (Brock, Higham, and Ramsey).

I find the work straightforward and focused on what it wanted to accomplish. The analysis is insightful and innovative, in that it sought to find reliable, easy to find and shortcut markers or flags to screen good bones from bad bones as far as carbon dating such samples is concerned. The research findings implicitly also define the bounds of effectivity of carbon dating as a tool for research. Those bounds, in this case, relate to the suitability of the samples, and the presence of substances, in this case, collagen, insufficient amounts for carbon dating to be successful. It is not at all difficult to read, but straightforward and very interesting (Brock, Higham, and Ramsey).&nbsp.

The research is about dating charred human bone remains in a cemetery in Japan, where the charred remains were sourced from several urns for the purpose, and mixed with fragments of wood-charcoal that were charred with the bones during the cremation process. The idea was to test the accuracy of radiocarbon dating methods for such samples, versus known site archaeological ages via so-called analyses based on typology.

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