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CitationEvin, J., Gabasio, M., & Lefevre, J.-C. (1989). Preparation techniques for radiocarbon dating of potsherds. Radiocarbon, 31(3), 276-283.
DescriptionFrom the 13th International Radiocarbon Conference held in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, June 20-25, 1988.
AbstractOrigins of carbon in potsherds are studied through field experiments which involve firing pots containing selected components and laboratory analyses. As temper seems to be the main source of carbon, radiocarbon dates may be too old if calcium carbonate is used. We can avoid the carbon from the clay by low-temperature burning of samples.