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Re: orion-list Radiocarbon

On Sun, 15 Aug 1999 15:12:03 EDT,  MFriends@aol.com writes:
>In a message dated 8/14/99 11:31:13 AM Pacific Daylight Time, 
>tsimms@mailserv.nbnet.nb.ca writes:
>> Now, if there were OTHER contaminations such as pollen
>>     from plants that ceased to exist locally at a precise,
>>     and clear date, we would have another dating standard
>>     besides textual references.  So far as I know, we
>>     don't.
>How practical is L/D Amino Acid Racemization dating, for example, if applied 
>to the scroll skins or the hair on their back? Has it been tried? Does it 
>work? It should give a relative date, that is, which scroll proteins died 
>earlier and which died later. 
>Michael Friends

  Excellent question. I understand from the daily press that some
  work is under way but I have no notes on file.  I await others 
  to respond.

Tom Simms
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