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Most of the time, the collagen proteins had been leached out of the bone leaving them unsuitable for radiocarbon dating.Leached bones are commonly white, brittle, or friable that may crumble when slight pressure is exerted on them.

Since carbon is fundamental to life, occurring along with hydrogen in all organic compounds, the detection of such an isotope might form the basis for a method to establish the age of ancient materials.

Libby, a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Chicago, predicted that a radioactive isotope of carbon, known as carbon-14, would be found to occur in nature.

Working with several collaboraters, Libby established the natural occurrence of radiocarbon by detecting its radioactivity in methane from the Baltimore sewer.

In contrast, methane made from petroleum products had no measurable radioactivity.

If bones have been exposed to water over a long period of time, it’s likely that the teeth will be more suitable for dating.

The tooth enamel will have protected the dentin from loss.

Desmond Clark (1979) wrote that were it not for radiocarbon dating, "we would still be foundering in a sea of imprecisions sometime bred of inspired guesswork but more often of imaginative speculation" (Clark, 1979:7).

Writing of the European Upper Palaeolithic, Movius (1960) concluded that "time alone is the lens that can throw it into focus".

Renfrew (1973) called it 'the radiocarbon revolution' in describing its impact upon the human sciences.

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