A Comparison of Cellulose Extraction and ABA Pretreatment Methods for AMS C-14 Dating of Ancient Wood

TitleA Comparison of Cellulose Extraction and ABA Pretreatment Methods for AMS C-14 Dating of Ancient Wood
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSouthon, J. R., & Magana A. L.
JournalRadiocarbon
Volume52
Pagination1371-1379
ISBN Number0033-8222
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Keywordsaccelerator mass-spectrometry; bc; calibration; Content Type: Biblio; Keck / AMS Lab; new-zealand; oxidation; radiocarbon; samples
Abstract

We have compared accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS) radiocarbon results on wood samples at or near the limit of C-14 dating, pretreated with a standard acid-base-acid (ABA) protocol, with those obtained from cellulose prepared from the same samples by several modifications of the Jayme-Wise cellulose extraction method (Green 1963). These tests were carried out to determine the most efficient way to ensure low backgrounds in C-14 measurements of well-preserved ancient wood samples.

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Alternate JournalRadiocarbon
ESS Associations
Research Area: 
Biogeochemical Cycles
Research Lab: 
Keck / AMS Lab