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Re: orion: DSS pottery/C14
An excerpt from Tom Simms:
> Rather than give a series of comments about another project I'm on that
> involves C-14 dating, I'll cite this comment on a public newsgroup by
> C.E.S. Boulis, University of Pennsylvania Museum, to the following
> question from someone wanting to know "if anyone has published calibrated
> high precision C14 dates for samples from the furniture in Tutankhamun's
> His answer (which surprised me at the time):
> Mr. Boulis's comment startled me at the time (31 Jul 1996), but it has the
> mark of the archaeological practitioner. I haven't solved to MY satis-
> faction the difficulty he cites.
> His comment also tells me we may be chasing shadows unless we adopt a
> technique that has solved the problem raised.
> Tom Simms
> Better get consulting. I'll send you Boulis's e-mail address privately.
Just for the record, I suspect that the person in question is Chrisso
Boulis, Assistant Registrar of Records at the UPenn Museum. I have met
her. She is definitely not a "Mr." I can copy the ORION posting to her for
any further comment, if Tom is agreeable; or just do a followup note/call.
Robert A. Kraft, Religious Studies, University of Pennsylvania