• Dating Organic Temper of Ceramics by AMS: Sample Preparation and Carbon Evaluation

      Gomes, Denise C.; Vega, Oscar (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 1999-01-01)
      We describe a new methodology for separating organic temper from archaeological ceramics from Brazilian Amazonia. These experimental procedures were designed to directly date ceramic samples by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS). An evaluation of the total carbon indicates the samples' potential for dating.