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Re: Ink and paper analysis?

RSRICHMOND@xxxxxxx wrote:
> Even with this refinement, the precision and accuracy of carbon 14 dating 
> would not be good enough to be likely to yield useful information, 
> particularly because there was a good bit of fluctuation in carbon 14 
> production during the time period we're interested in (these fluctuations are 
> the result of variations in solar radiation, which produces carbon 14 from 
> nitrogen 14 in the upper atmosphere).

And, ironically, atomic bomb tests in the 1950s made C14 of post-1950
artifacts possible due to the extra C14 pulse from the explosions. :)


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