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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
>    tomb?"
>    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