Structural carbonate in the mineral fraction of the bone, however, survives the cremation process.
We developed a method of dating cremated bone by accelerator mass spectrometry (AMS), using this carbonate fraction.
When dating unburnt bone, bone collagen, the organic fraction of the bone, is used.
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Beta Analytic uses Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) technology, which gives the most advanced precision and accuracy for carbon-14 measurements.
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