Egyptian chronology carbon dating
Radiocarbon technicians prefer to test wood and wood charcoal because their high molecular weight mitigates material loss during the rigorous pretreatments required for radiocarbon testing.
The research sheds light on one of the most important periods of Egyptian history documenting the various rulers of Egypt's Old, Middle and New Kingdoms. Dee Preparing Samples for AMS Radiocarbon Dating F. Wild Radiocarbon Calibration in the Mid to Later 14th Century BC and Radiocarbon Dating Tell El-Amarna, Egypt (4.4)S.
This volume presents the findings of a major international project on the application of radiocarbon dating to the Egyptian historical chronology.
Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Cranfield in the UK, along with a team from France, Austria and Israel, radiocarbon dated more than 200 Egyptian objects made from plant material from museum collections from all over the world.
As soon as a plant or animal dies, the carbon uptake stops.
The radioactive carbon isotope is no longer replenished; it only decays.