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Radiocarbon Dating of Parchment


A NUMBER of parchment manuscripts of known historial age, from the period of the Renaissance, have been measured by the radiocarbon method to assess the feasibility and accuracy with which such documents can be dated. This study was also intended to check the veracity of secular variations in the radiocarbon content of the biosphere with animal rather than tree ring tissue.

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