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Trees of the same species growing in the same area will have the same growing conditions, so the "bar code" of the tree rings can be matched with samples already dated. when the bark or outer tree ring is preserved – the felling date can be determined to within six months.Furthermore, the place the tree grew can be determined very precisely, which can be of great importance in the study of shipwrecks.
Although numismatic evidence corroborated the belief that these were the remains of the Great Army, radiocarbon results have tended to disagree.The number of Viking warrior burials in Dublin is extraordinary in the Viking world, say archaeologists.Many were buried with swords and other Viking paraphernalia.We find that it is possible to (super 14) C-date these bones of mixed marine and terrestrial origin precisely when proper correction for the marine reservoir effect (the (super 14) C age difference between terrestrial and marine organisms) is taken into account.From the dietary information obtained via the delta (super 13) C values of the bones we have calculated individual reservoir age corrections for the measured (super 14) C ages of each skeleton.
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