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dc.contributor.authorRasmussen, Kaare L.
dc.contributor.authorvan der Plicht, Johannes
dc.contributor.authorCryer, Frederick H.
dc.contributor.authorDoudna, Gregory
dc.contributor.authorCross, Frank M.
dc.contributor.authorStrugnell, John
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-11T21:33:16Z
dc.date.available2021-02-11T21:33:16Z
dc.date.issued2001-01-01
dc.identifier.citationRasmussen, K. L., van der Plicht, J., Cryer, F. H., Doudna, G., Cross, F. M., & Strugnell, J. (2001). The effects of possible contamination on the radiocarbon dating of the Dead Sea Scrolls I: Castor oil. Radiocarbon, 43(1), 127-132.
dc.identifier.issn0033-8222
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0033822200031702
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/654661
dc.description.abstractSome fragments of the Dead Sea Scroll manuscripts were contaminated with castor oil in the late 1950s. We have conducted experiments in order to establish if the AAA pretreatment cleaning procedures conducted on Dead Sea Scroll manuscript samples in the last two dating series (Bonani et al. 1992; Jull et al. 1995) were effective in removing oil contamination. Our experiments show that not all oil contamination can be expected to have been removed by the acid-alkaline-acid (AAA) pretreatment, and that the radiocarbon ages previously reported therefore cannot be guaranteed to be correct. Any samples contaminated with castor oil were most likely reported with ages that are too young by an unknown amount.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherDepartment of Geosciences, The University of Arizona
dc.relation.urlhttp://radiocarbon.webhost.uits.arizona.edu/
dc.rightsCopyright © by the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of the University of Arizona. All rights reserved.
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dc.subjectcastor oil
dc.subjectDead Sea Scrolls
dc.subjectisotope ratios
dc.subjectHolocene
dc.subjectexperimental studies
dc.subjectsample preparation
dc.subjectCenozoic
dc.subjectQuaternary
dc.subjectmethods
dc.subjectC 14
dc.subjectcarbon
dc.subjectisotopes
dc.subjectradioactive isotopes
dc.subjectC 13 C 12
dc.subjectstable isotopes
dc.subjectabsolute age
dc.titleThe Effects of Possible Contamination on the Radiocarbon Dating of the Dead Sea Scrolls I: Castor Oil
dc.typeArticle
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dc.identifier.journalRadiocarbon
dc.description.collectioninformationThe Radiocarbon archives are made available by Radiocarbon and the University of Arizona Libraries. Contact lbry-journals@email.arizona.edu for further information.
dc.eprint.versionFinal published version
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dc.source.volume43
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage127
dc.source.endpage132
refterms.dateFOA2021-02-11T21:33:16Z


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