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Filtration during this phase allows contaminants to be successfully removed. After this process, the resulting material has a spongy texture with an off-white colour. The pre-treated sample is loaded onto a quartz silica boat, which is loaded into a combustion tube.
It is a long tube which is hooked up to a vacuum line.
Carbon dating is somewhat accurate because we are able to determine what the ratio was in the unobservable past to a certain extent.
By taking a carboniferous specimen of known age (that is, a specimen which we are able to date with reasonable certainty through some archaeological means), scientists are able to determine what the ratio was during a specimen's lifetime.
The ground-up bone is treated with hydrochloric acid, which dissolves out the hard part of the bone.
The remaining material goes through a gelatinisation process to free up the bone protein.
In order for carbon dating to be accurate, we must know what the ratio of carbon-12 to carbon-14 was in the environment in which our specimen lived during its lifetime.
during the industrial revolution more carbon-12 was being produced offsetting the ratio a bit).
This is an inspection fee levied by the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI - formarly MAF) on all samples coming into New Zealand.
If all samples in a batch are unsuitable for dating, we reserve the right to charge an inspection fee of NZD50 plus the MPI fee of NZD35.^ Measured by CRDS (precision 0.3 per mil).
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