Based on this limited study, the authors conclude that dating of pottery from the Bronze Age is controversial and can result in much older dates.
We argue this method is acceptable only if no other organic materials are available.
The idea behind radiocarbon dating is straightforward, but years of work were required to develop the technique to the point where accurate dates could be obtained.
Radiocarbon or C14 dating employs complex systems of measuring the unstable isotopes in once living matter.
There are three forms of carbon that naturally occur forming the building blocks of all plant and animal life.
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Seventeen of the 73 individuals buried in the Early Bronze Age (EBA) cemetery at Arano di Cellore di Illasi, near Verona, northern Italy, were radiocarbon dated by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS).