Radiocarbon dating ancient egypt
Based on a purposely designed protocol (Methods), radiocarbon measurements are performed on ancient Egyptian and Greek make-up held at the Louvre museum.
- which incorporate radioactive carbon through photosynthesis or ingestion.
We measure the C was fixed in the mineral matrix through the carbonate ion and decayed in time after its incorporation, making radiocarbon dating possible.
To our knowledge, this study presents the first absolute dating of lead carbonate.
This volume presents the findings of a major international project on the application of radiocarbon dating to the Egyptian historical chronology.
Researchers from the Universities of Oxford and Cranfield in the UK, along with a team from France, Austria and Israel, radiocarbon dated more than 200 Egyptian objects made from plant material from museum collections from all over the world.